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1st Human Case Of West Nile This Year In Fort Collins

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4)- The first human case of West Nile Virus in Colorado this year is in Fort Collins. The case was confirmed after a blood donor tested positive for the virus.

Health officials say although the West Nile Virus was found in that person's blood, the person did not develop the disease.

Culex tarsalis mosquito
A culex tarsalis mosquito (credit: nathistoc.bio.uci.edu)

The mosquito-transmitted virus typically peaks in Colorado in August through September.

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