West Nile In Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Dane County woman is diagnosed with the first human case of West Nile in Wisconsin this year.

That's according to the state Department of Health and Family Services and Public Health for Madison and Dane County.

They say the woman was hospitalized with a fever, headache, muscle aches and other West Nile symptoms. She has since been released to recover at home.

The agencies said yesterday they do not know whether the woman caught the virus in Dane County.

West Nile is transmitted through mosquito bites. It does not pass directly from person to person. Severe cases can cause a coma and paralysis.

Twenty-one people were diagnosed with West Nile last year.


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