Last week, Michigan health officials confirmed eight cases of West Nile virus so far this year, including one in Kent County.
Wood TV 8 reports that an 80-year-old man in Kent County passed away over the weekend from complications from the virus...
It's only mid-May and West Nile virus has already been confirmed in Michigan. A release from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources states that the virus has been confirmed in three bird across the state.
A turkey in Barry County and two crows - one in Kalamazoo County and one in Saginaw County, were found to have the virus...
Michigan's first cases of avian flu and West Nile virus were confirmed in early June. Chronic wasting disease was discovered in free-ranging deer in Michigan at the end of May.
The Michigan DNR and others are working to stop the spread of all three.
Last week I wrote a blog regarding the West Nile Virus, and the seemingly epidemic proportion of it around the country, especially in Dallas, Texas. At that time, we had 24 confirmed cases in Michigan and we were being cautioned to take care. There were 5 Kent County cases. Well today, it's much worse.
West Nile Virus has been found in Michigan. This is the earliest the virus has been discovered in Michigan in several years.
Learn more about where the virus has been found and how to keep your family safe.