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West Nile virus confirmed in two Spokane County male residents


September 28, 2017

Spokane Regional Health District officials have confirmed reports of two human cases of West Nile virus — both likely acquired in Spokane County. These are the first in-state acquired human cases of the virus this year.

In a Sept. 25 news release, officials stated clinical testing by health care providers and initial laboratory testing by Washington State Public Health Laboratory confirmed the cases. The first is in a male in his 60s who remains hospitalized. The second case is a male in his 50s who was briefly hospitalized and is now home recovering.

A third case was also identified in...

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