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Use care in the outdoors to avoid West Nile

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Ten years ago, the West Nile virus made its first appearance in Minnesota, carried by the unofficial state mascot -- mosquitoes.

Earlier this month, the first human case of West Nile virus was confirmed in the state. A St. Louis County man developed West Nile encephalitis and meningitis in late May after traveling in south central Minnesota. This patient was hospitalized and is now recovering.


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