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Minnesota reports first West Nile virus case of 2012

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The first human case of West Nile virus disease in 2012 in a Minnesota resident has been confirmed. State health officials are urging Minnesotans to protect themselves from mosquitoes from now through the autumn frost.

A St. Louis County man is the state's first laboratory-confirmed WNV case of the year. He became ill with West Nile encephalitis and meningitis in late May after traveling to south-central Minnesota. He was hospitalized and is recovering.

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