Louisville's First West Nile Death This Year Confirmed


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(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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