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First human case of West Nile virus this year confirmed in Baltimore metro area

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Wednesday announced that an adult living in the Baltimore metropolitan area has tested positive for the West Nile virus – the first confirmed human case of the virus in Maryland this year. The West Nile virus is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes who have been infected by feeding on birds who have the …


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West Nile Virus found in Maryland patient for first time in 2019

Baltimore, MD–The Maryland Department of Health on Tuesday confirmed the first case of West Nile Virus in Maryland this year. The infected individual is an adult living in the National Capital Region in Maryland. MDH routinely tracks and responds to mosquito-borne infections.  No other locally acquired arbo-viral infections have been identified this year. The number of human West Nile Virus …