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Maine Man Diagnosed With West Nile; Caught Out of State

The Maine CDC said Tuesday that the man is believed to have been exposed to the mosquito-borne illness while traveling in several mid-Atlantic states earlier this month

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The Maine Center for Disease Control says a Mainer has contracted West Nile virus.

The Maine CDC said Tuesday that the man is believed to have been exposed to the mosquito-borne illness while traveling in several mid-Atlantic states earlier this month. The individual's identity was not released.

It's the second confirmed human case in Maine; in 2012 a Cumberland County man was hospitalized.

Dr. Siiri Bennett, Maine's state epidemiologist, says Mainers should take precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes, which have remained active in the warmer weather. She notes that one mosquito pool in York County has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, another mosquito-borne virus, on Friday.

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