Michigan West Nile cases on rise; number of cases increases to 57

Michigan Department of Community Health says number of West Nile virus cases in state is rising

Published On: Aug 24 2012 10:36:17 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 24 2012 10:36:42 PM EDT

The West Nile virus is a growing problem across the state of Michigan.

The Michigan Department of Community Health said Friday that the number of cases has increased to 57. The number of deaths remains at three.

Experts say the best way to protect against the virus is to remove standing water, wear repellant that contains DEET and wear long sleeves and pants in the evening.