2 more Shelby County cases of West Nile confirmed

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Shelby County health officials have confirmed two more cases of West Nile virus infection.

According to The Commercial Appeal, the newest cases are those of a 33-year-old woman and an 82-year-old woman.

The confirmations bring to five the number of cases statewide so far this year.

The first Shelby County case was confirmed in early August in a 74-year-old man. Local health officials say none of those infected with the virus have died.

Since 2002, however, 11 people in Shelby County have died from the mosquito-borne illness.

Fewer than 20 percent of those who get it have symptoms, which include as fever, headache and body aches. Symptoms are more common in people over 50.


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