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Published August 07, 2013, 02:53 PM

8 confirmed human cases of West Nile Virus, 2 in Grand Forks County

There are eight confirmed cases of West Nile Virus in humans in North Dakota, that according to the State Health Department. Among those eight, two are reported in Grand Forks County, and officials with the state health department tell us they expect the numbers to continue to rise.

By: Victor Correa, WDAZ

There are eight confirmed cases of West Nile Virus in humans in North Dakota, that according to the State Health Department. Among those eight, two are reported in Grand Forks County, and officials with the state health department tell us they expect the numbers to continue to rise.

A mosquito pool tested today in Grand Forks county tested highly positive for the west nile virus.

"The way the equipment tests it, it grades it in so many units and then there's a maximum amount of units for virus, it was the maximum," said Mosquito Control Supervisor Todd Hanson.

The West Nile Virus can infect the brain, and two people have been hospitalized due to the virus. Both of them have the neurological type of West Nile virus.

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