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Minnesota Dept. of Health reports first West Nile virus case of 2012

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Minnesota's first human case this year of West Nile virus has been confirmed, the state Health Department said today.

The case involved a man from St. Louis County who developed West Nile encephalitis and meningitis in late May after traveling to south central Minnesota. He was hospitalized and is recovering, state health officials said.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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