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Published September 26, 2012, 12:15 AM

North Dakota reports 74 human cases of West Nile virus

BISMARCK — Health officials say 74 human cases of West Nile have been reported in North Dakota.

BISMARCK — Health officials say 74 human cases of West Nile have been reported in North Dakota.

Officials say 11 of the cases have been reported in Burleigh County. Nine were in Barnes County and 8 were in Stutsman County.

The virus is carried by mosquitoes.

Last year, the state had four human cases of West Nile.

The virus was first confirmed in North Dakota in 2002. The highest human case total in the state was 617 in 2003.

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