Forty-nine Minnesotans have been diagnosed with West Nile Virus as of Monday, Sept. 16.
In its weekly update, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reports that the most cases—four each—have been confirmed in Polk County in northwest Minnesota and Stevens County in western Minnesota.
Two people have died of the virus. Those were confirmed earlier this summer.
“The typical incubation period for West Nile is two to six days, although it can be as long as 15 days,” according to the MDH.
In 2012, 70 cases of West Nile were reported in Minnesota.
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