WXYZ/with poll: Third West Nile virus death in Michigan reported
A third person in Michigan has died from West Nile virus, WXYZ reported.
Michigan health officials said an 84-year-old man from Texas living in Wayne County died from the virus, the station reported.
The virus, spread by mosquitoes, can cause a mild to severe illness — including encephalitis or meningitis, which are inflammations of the brain — in humans and animals.
Michigan has had 47 cases of West Nile virus this year, WXYZ reported. Health officials have said it's the worst season for the disease in years.