North Dakota sees first West Nile death of 2014; officials say victim was woman was over 60


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BISMARCK, North Dakota — The North Dakota Department of Health has reported the state's first 2014 West Nile virus death.

Epidemiologist Alicia Lepp says the woman was older than 60. She did not have any underlying health conditions.

North Dakota has reported a total of 12 West Nile cases this season. The Health Department would not release the name of the county where the woman lived.

West Nile is spread through mosquitoes.

Symptoms of West Nile include fever, headache, body aches and rash.

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