First reported West Nile Virus death in Md.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Maryland State Department of Health and Human Services says a Maryland resident is dead after getting sick with the West Nile Virus.

This is the first person to die of the disease in our state.  A total of 12 people have gotten sick with it.

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They will not release any additional details on the death other than to say it happened sometime after July 1.

Throughout the United States, more than 1500 people have contracted the disease, and 66 people have died.

Texas has had the most cases with 700 confirmed and 30 deaths.

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