West Nile virus cases break state record set in '02

West Nile virus cases break state record set in '02

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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

This year's West Nile virus cases in Alabama broke the record that was set in 2002.

According to state health officers, the state has 51 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne illness.

The previous high was in 2002 when Alabama saw 49 cases.

As of right now, there are only two cases in North Alabama; one in Madison County and the other in Lauderdale County.

Montgomery County is reporting 11 cases - the most in the state.

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