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New West Nile Virus Case Reported

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LAS VEGAS -- Another person in southern Nevada has contracted the West Nile virus, the Southern Nevada Health District reported Monday morning.

The only information released about the person is that he or she is more than 50 years old. The case is believed to be the more serious neuroinvasive form of the virus. Five people now have contracted the virus in southern Nevada this year, including one person who died.

The health district also reports that mosquitoes carrying the virus were found in the 89122 ZIP code in the east valley. The mosquitoes previously had been spotted in the 89014 area of Henderson.

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