west nile virus

"GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Kent County Health Department officials have detected West Nile virus in a sampling of mosquitoes. It is not a human case." (MLive)

Patient has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home

Two people in Michigan died in 2013 after being infected by West Nile Virus


State health officials say they've confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus in Michigan so far this year. The Department of Community Health in Lansing says the case involves a man in Saint Joseph County. It says eight birds from around the state have also tested positive for this virus that it is spread by mosquitoes.

West Nile infected more than 200 people in Michigan last year and 17 died of the disease that can lead to serious complications like meningitis and encephalitis.