First death this year in Kentucky from West Nile virus - WDRB 41 Louisville News

First death this year in Kentucky from West Nile virus

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MADISONSVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Health officials in western Kentucky say a man has died due to complications from the West Nile virus.

Hopkins County Health Department Director Denise Beach said that test results received Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control confirmed the man was infected with the virus. His identity wasn't released.

The newspaper reports it is the first death this year in Kentucky attributed to West Nile.

The virus is most commonly transmitted to humans by mosquitoes.

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