First Human Case of West Nile Virus Confirmed

First Human Case of West Nile Virus Confirmed

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- The first Utah human case of West Nile virus this season has been confirmed and three other cases await final lab tests.

The confirmed case was a southern Utah County resident, 45 to 64 years old.

Utah County Health Department spokesman Lance Madigan says the victim is still hospitalized with severe virus symptoms.

The state Department of Health's lab confirmed the case yesterday.

Three other cases -- in Uintah, Duchesne and Salt Lake counties -- have not been confirmed yet by the state.

The Salt Lake County case was detected when the infected person donated blood.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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