OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- State officials say West Nile virus has been confirmed in two more people in Washington state, in Clark and Benton counties, bringing the total this year to four cases.
The state Health Department said Thursday that a Benton County woman in her 50s who contracted the virus in state was hospitalized. A teen boy who lives in Clark County got the virus while traveling.
Last week, officials announced two other cases, a Pierce County woman in her 70s was likely exposed to the virus while traveling out of state, and a Yakima man in his 30s hadn't left the state.
Their test results were confirmed at the Washington State Public Health Laboratories in Shoreline. West Nile virus has been reported in 48 states this year.