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26 West Nile cases in Louisiana so far this year

5 years 1 month 3 days ago Friday, September 23 2016 Sep 23, 2016 September 23, 2016 5:44 PM September 23, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: ApNewsNow

NEW ORLEANS - The number of West Nile virus cases this year in Louisiana has risen to 26. That's up from 24 earlier this month.

Details released Friday by Louisiana's health department show that 16 of those cases involve serious infections of the brain or other parts of the nervous system. Eight infections caused the flu-like West Nile fever.

Two people who were infected showed no symptoms.

There have been no deaths so far this year from the mosquito-borne virus.

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