Michigan reports first human case of West Nile Virus this year

LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan health officials have confirmed the first human case of West Nile Virus for 2013 in a St. Joseph County man.

West Nile can cause serious neurological illnesses like meningitis and encephalitis, according to health officials.

Statewide, 8 birds have tested positive for West Nile so far this year. Four crows in Saginaw County, one crow in Bay County, one crow in Midland County, one turkey in Gratiot County and one Coopers hawk in Wayne County.

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