Newport County man recovering from West Nile fever

Posted 9/11/12

The Rhode Island Department of Health reports that a man in his 50s from Newport County has been diagnosed with West Nile fever, a mild form of West Nile Virus (WNV). The Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed the diagnosis. The man …

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