ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Two northwestern Pennsylvania residents have tested positive for West Nile virus, but neither developed a deadly version of encephalitis.
The Erie County Department of Health tells the Erie Times-News (http://bit.ly/Yn9e7B ) that one case was reported in August and the other in September. They're the first two human cases reported in the state's most northwestern county since 2004.
Medical privacy laws prevent officials from identifying the victims, their ages, or their hometowns.
Thirty-eight human cases, including three deaths, have been reported to state health officials this year.
Information from: Erie Times-News, http://www.goerie.com