Monday, April 19, 2021
Monday, April 19, 2021

First Human Case of West Nile Virus in Michigan This Year

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State health officials have confirmed the first human case of the West Nile virus in Michigan this year, Your Content has learned.

The case is in a Wayne County resident.

“As we approach a long holiday weekend, it’s vital to continue protecting your family from mosquito bites,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy for health at MDHHS. “It only takes one bite from an infected mosquito to cause a severe illness, so take extra care during peak mosquito-biting hours, which are dusk and dawn for the mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus and Eastern Equine encephalitis virus.”

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USA
32,418,908
confirmed cases
Updated on April 19, 2021 2:33 pm
united states
581,172
deaths
Updated on April 19, 2021 2:33 pm
united states
6,867,071
active
Updated on April 19, 2021 2:33 pm
united states
24,970,665
recovered
Updated on April 19, 2021 2:33 pm
World
142,507,314
confirmed cases
Updated on April 19, 2021 2:33 pm
world
3,038,825
deaths
Updated on April 19, 2021 2:33 pm
world
18,310,265
active
Updated on April 19, 2021 2:33 pm
world
121,158,224
recovered
Updated on April 19, 2021 2:33 pm

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