wnv http://michiganradio.org en Michigan health officials sound the alarm for West Nile Virus http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-health-officials-sound-alarm-west-nile-virus <p>The first human case of West Nile virus is being reported in Michigan this week.</p><p></p><p>Last year, the virus killed 17 people in this state.</p><p></p><p>Here's the good news: There has been lots of rain this year.</p><p></p><p>It turns out the kind of mosquitos that carry West Nile like dry, hot weather.</p><p></p><p>The bad news: we're not in the clear yet. August and September are the peak months for mosquitos.</p><p></p><p>It wasn't until this time last year that Michigan had its first human case in 2012.</p><p></p> Sat, 03 Aug 2013 12:36:00 +0000 Kate Wells 13817 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan health officials sound the alarm for West Nile Virus Macomb County man may be first victim of West Nile Virus in Michigan this summer http://michiganradio.org/post/macomb-county-man-may-be-first-victim-west-nile-virus-michigan-summer <p>Michigan has its first probable human case of <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/emergingdiseases/0,4579,7-186-25805-75612--,00.html">West Nile Virus</a> this summer.&nbsp; An unnamed Macomb County man died recently, after showing symptoms consistent with the mosquito-borne disease.&nbsp;Lab tests are underway to confirm this was a case of West Nile Virus.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Sue Tremonti&nbsp;is with the Macomb County Health Department.&nbsp; She says West Nile Virus infections are more prevalent than most people think.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 25 Aug 2011 16:09:07 +0000 Steve Carmody 3913 at http://michiganradio.org Macomb County man may be first victim of West Nile Virus in Michigan this summer