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First human West Nile Virus case reported in state this year

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Wisconsin now has its first human case of West Nile Virus this year.

State health officials announced their confirmation of the disease Monday.

According to the Department of Health and Family Services, a woman in Portage County came down with a fever, aches, nausea, and a rash last June.

Blood tests done last week showed the presence of West Nile Virus, passed on by an infected mosquito.

The woman has since recovered without needing hospitalization.

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