Human West Nile Cases in Tennessee

By: Carrie Thompson
By: Carrie Thompson

Davidson County (WVLT) - State health officials are reporting three confirmed human cases of the West Nile Virus this summer.

Earlier this month, a 68-year-old Goodlettsville woman who was hospitalized after becoming ill. She has since recovered.

There also has been one case each in Shelby County and Carter County.

One person died last year from the virus and 21 human cases were reported.

This year's drought has helped reduce the number of west nile cases.

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