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Associated Press, Published July 29 2010

North Dakota confirms 2nd case of West Nile virus

BISMARCK – North Dakota has a second confirmed human case of West Nile virus.

The state Health Department on Wednesday said the Ward County boy was not hospitalized.

West Nile virus was first identified in North Dakota in 2002. Since then, nearly 1,300 human cases of the mosquito-borne illness have been reported.

Last year, there was only one confirmed case in the state. The highest human case total in North Dakota was 617, seven years ago.

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