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1st human case of West Nile virus found in Westchester

September 12, 2013 7:45:43 AM PDT
Health officials say they've seen the first human case of West Nile virus this year in Westchester County.

Authorities say a 73-year-old man from Yonkers is hospitalized with the mosquito-borne virus.

Last year, there were four cases of the West Nile virus found in humans.

Health officials are urging people who live in the area to take extra precautions against mosquitoes.

The illness is characterized principally by joint and muscle pain and diarrhea.

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