Okla. County woman first to die from West Nile in state

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The West Nile virus has claimed the life of an Oklahoma County woman, the first to die from the illness in Oklahoma this season.

Health officials said the woman was in her seventies.

The health department has confirmed four cases of West Nile in the state so far.

All of those have been in Oklahoma County.

Those cases were in a teen girl and two other residents under 50 years old.

Health officials said babies and the elderly are the most at risk.

Symptoms typically include body aches, fever, nausea, headache and weakness.

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