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Idaho woman diagnosed with West Nile Virus

Idaho woman diagnosed with West Nile Virus
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BLAINE COUNTY, Idaho (KBOI) -- An Idaho woman has been diagnosed with the West Nile Virus.

The South Central Public Health District says the woman is in her twenties and did not require hospitalization. She's recovering at home.

"This is a great reminder to the public that West Nile cases typically peak in mid August or early September, just in time for students returning to school, early hunting season, and other late summer outdoor activities, so everyone should take extra precautions," said Logan Hudson, SCPHD nurse manager.

The health district says four out of five people infected with the virus don't show symptoms, which include fever, headaches, body aches, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, eye pain and swollen lymph glands.

Symptoms typically occur two to 14 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito.

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