More West Nile deaths suspected in Michigan

Total West Nile deaths for Michigan stand at eight for 2012

Published On: Sep 18 2012 11:33:34 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 18 2012 05:36:13 PM EDT
DETROIT -

The Michigan Department of Community Heath said Tuesday that two more Michigan residents have died from suspected West Nile Virus.

The most recent victims are an 87-year-old Macomb County man and a 65-year-old man from Ogemaw County.

Before the deaths can be confirmed to be related to West Nile lab testing must be done.

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In addition to the two deaths, five new non-fatal cases were reported by the public health department Tuesday.. Detroit has reported two more, and one more case has been reported in Clinton, Kent and Macomb counties.

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