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Minnesota reports first West Nile virus case of 2009

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The first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) disease for 2009 has been confirmed in a Minnesota resident. State health officials are reminding Minnesotans to protect themselves from mosquitoes from now through September.

A Stevens County woman is the state's first laboratory confirmed WNV case of the year. She became ill with West Nile meningitis in late June, was hospitalized and is recovering.

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