CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio health officials are confirming the state's second human case of West Nile virus this year.
The state Department of Health confirmed the virus Wednesday in a 48-year-old man in Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County, near Cleveland. He was hospitalized with inflammation of the brain.
The first case, confirmed Friday, involved an 85-year-old man hospitalized in Clermont County near Cincinnati.
The agency says more than 445 mosquito pools have tested positive for the virus so far this year, a jump from under 60 around this time last year.
Ohio has recorded human cases of the virus each year since 2002. There were 21 cases last year.