Jul 12, 2010 8:38 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Colorado woman diagnosed with West Nile

Larimer County health officials say a 39-year-old woman in LaPorte is the second Coloradan with a confirmed case of West Nile virus this year.

The woman, whose name wasn't released, is the first Larimer County resident diagnosed with the mosquito-borne disease this year. The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment said Saturday that the woman became ill in early June. She wasn't hospitalized and is recovering at home.

West Nile virus can cause paralysis, encephalitis and meningitis.

Last year Colorado had 103 human cases of West Nile, including three deaths.


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