A horse in Mille Lacs County has the second confirmed case of West Nile Virus so far this summer. Dr. Paul Anderson is from the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. He says the horse was diagnosed yesterday (Tuesday).
Health officials have confirmed another nine cases of West Nile virus in Minnesota over the past week. That brings Minnesota's total to 44 for the year, including one death. Nearly 1,600 cases of the mosquito-borne illness have been reported nationwide.