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3:51 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Kentucky Confirms Seventh Human West Nile Virus Case

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A central Kentucky health official says a case of human West Nile virus has been confirmed in Bourbon County.

Bourbon County Health Department Director Tom Skeen told the Lexington Herald-Leader it's thought that the person contracted the mosquito-borne illness out of state, although he didn't believe it was in Texas.

That state has reported 1,225 cases and 50 deaths as of last week, the largest outbreak in years.  Many of the cases are in the Dallas area.

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