Two More Cases of West Nile Confirmed

Two More Cases of West Nile Confirmed

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The other two cases of West Nile virus reported earlier this week have been confirmed.

The Utah Department of Health announced today that the two cases, one from Duchesne County and the other from Uintah County, have been confirmed by the Utah Public Health Laboratory.

A third case in Utah County was confirmed on Wednesday. A fourth infection was detected in a person donating blood in Salt Lake County.

The health department says in all three of the confirmed cases, the people were infected in the state and are over the age of 45.

Although these are the first confirmed cases in the state, it does not mean other people have not had the virus this year.

Only about twenty percent of victims show symptoms, and less than one percent have severe symptoms.

Symptoms include high fever, severe headache and a stiff neck.

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

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