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More West Nile Virus cases confirmed in North Ala.

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The number of West Nile cases in Alabama jumped by 10 in just a matter of weeks. The number of West Nile cases in Alabama jumped by 10 in just a matter of weeks.
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LAUDERDALE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

The number of West Nile Virus cases in Alabama jumped by 10 in just a matter of weeks, including a new case in Lauderdale County.

There are a total of two cases in North Alabama. The first case reported was in Madison County.

Statewide there are at 31 cases. The majority are in Montgomery and Mobile counties.

The Lauderdale County Health Department said the newest case is a man believed to be in his fifties and is said to have contracted the virus in Alabama.

The man is expected to be alright. He contracted the virus a few weeks ago.

They said as weather has cooled, they've seen fewer cases.

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