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New Case of West Nile Virus Reported

New Case of West Nile Virus Reported

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A woman in Salt Lake County is the fifth case of West Nile in Utah this year.

The state Department of Health says it's not sure where the woman who's between 55-and-64-years-old contracted the virus. They say she may have traveled to another area within the 14-day incubation period. The woman was briefly hospitalized.

Last week, a Utah County woman between 55-and-64-years old was also reported with the virus, but health officials say she had spent nine-days in Arizona. She's recovering at home.

West Nile can cause a fever that includes flu-like symptoms and rashes and could lead to meningitis and encephalitis. The virus has also been detected in humans in Davis and Box Elder Counties.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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