Oklahoma City_ The Oklahoma City-County Health Department is reporting the first confirmed case of West Nile Virus in Oklahoma this year. The victim's name and location were not released but department spokesman H.R. Holman says the case is in Oklahoma County.
The virus is spread by mosquitoes and symptoms include headache, stiff neck, weakness and a high fever and it can be deadly. There were 48 confirmed human cases of West Nile statewide last year with six deaths.