Health officials announced today that a Manchester resident has been infected with West Nile Virus.
It’s the first confirmed infection since September, 2010 in New Hampshire.
West Nile Virus first appeared in the state in 2000. Since then, four other humans have contracted the mosquito-borne virus.
National data from the CDC shows that the number of confirmed cases has risen dramatically in recent weeks.
There have also been 41 deaths; more than half in the state of Texas, where over 500 cases have been reported.