West Nile virus has been identified in Michigan. It’s in a turkey found in Barry County, and two crows. One was in Kalamazoo County and the other was in Saginaw County. Jennifer Eisner, with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services spoke with Michigan News Network about the virus.
“West Nile virus can affect anyone, but we know that older adults, adults over 50 years of age, are at a higher risk for complications,” Eisner said.
Eisner says symptoms include high fever, confusion, muscle weakness, and severe headache. West Nile is often transmitted by mosquitoes.