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An Update on Michigan West Nile Virus & The Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Recall

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Two Metro Detroit men are the latest Michigan residents to die this year after contracting the West Nile Virus. The state health department says the victims were a 73-year-old Wayne County man and an 86-year-old Macomb County resident. Department of Community Health spokeswoman Angela Minicucci says this has been the deadliest year for West Nile since the virus turned up in Michigan 10 years ago. She also says the state is investigating one case of salmonella related to the recent nationwide recall of some peanut butter sold at Trader Joe's.

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