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Louisville resident dies of West Nile virus

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville resident has died from the West Nile virus.

The Kentucky Department of Public Health didn't disclose any details about the death, but said Wednesday that people over the age of 60 are at the greatest risk.

There is a non-fatal case in Louisville as well.

“West Nile infected mosquitoes are present throughout the community, and people should take the appropriate precautions,” said Dr. Joann Schulte, director of the Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness.

Mosquito samples were collected in eight different Louisville zip codes this summer, and those have been tested by the Department of Health and Wellness.

Samples test positive for West Nile in the 40205, 40208, 40211, 40212, 40214, 40215, 40216 and 40272 zip codes.

To check on areas that will be fogged for mosquitoes each week or to sign up for fogging alerts, call the mosquito hotline, 574-6641, or click here

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