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updated: 9/19/2012 4:07 PM

Cary man first victim of West Nile in McHenry County

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A 56-year-old man from Cary was reported to be this year's first human case infected with West Nile virus in McHenry County, officials said Wednesday in a news release.

The county health department said the man was not hospitalized and has since recovered. One human case of West Nile virus was reported in each 2011 and 2010 in the county, no cases were reported in 2009 and 2008, and five cases were reported in 2007 and six cases in 2006, according to the news release.

The state's health department this year has documented 115 human cases, including three deaths, as compared to 34 human cases and three deaths in 2011. Forty-one mosquito batches and eight birds have tested positive for the virus in McHenry County this year, officials said.

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