WEISER, Idaho (AP) – Idaho public health authorities say they have confirmed two cases of West Nile virus infection. Idaho Mayor Announces Two Adults of Washington County in Western Idaho Are the First Known People in the State in 2019. One person older than 30 years was diagnosed with West Nile Virus Neuroinvasive Disease .
The second person is over 60 years of age and suffering from West Nile virus.
In 2006, Idaho had nearly 1,000 infections and 23 deaths, which is more cases than any other state.
West Nile is usually infected by the bite of an infected mosquito. It is not spread from person to person through accidental contact.
Symptoms of infection often include fever, headache, body aches, nausea, vomiting and sometimes swollen lymph glands or skin rash.
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