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CHEYENNE — Wyoming recorded six confirmed West Nile virus infections and no deaths this year.

That's fewer cases than in any other year since West Nile virus first appeared in the state.

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The Wyoming Department of Health says three of the cases were from Goshen County, and one each from Albany, Natrona and Platte counties. Two cases involved the more serious meningitis or encephalitis conditions.

In 2009, there were 12 cases with one death were reported in Wyoming. There were 10 cases and no deaths reported in 2008; 184 human cases and one death in 2007; 65 human cases with two deaths in 2006; 12 human cases with two deaths in 2005; 10 human cases with no deaths in 2004; and 393 human cases with nine deaths in 2003.

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