(Louisville,KY) - Louisville health officials say they've recorded the first death caused by the West Nile virus this year. The identity of the victim has not been released.
Officials are monitoring a second case.
Last year, there were four cases reported but no one died.
Less than one-percent of persons infected with West Nile develop a serious illness, such as meningitis.
Louisville has sprayed in areas where mosquitoes that carry the disease are prevalent.
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