ST. PAUL (AP) -- The state Board of Animal Health says West Nile virus has now been confirmed in 32 horses in Minnesota, with the cases spread throughout the state.
Some of the horses are recovering from the disease, which is carried by birds and spread by mosquitoes, but at least eight horses died or were destroyed.
Wright and Murray counties each reported five cases of the disease in horses. Three horses in Clay County have been afflicted.
Other counties where West Nile virus has been found in horses include: Douglas, Grant, Hennepin, Lac qui Parle, Roseau, Stearns, Traverse, Becker, Beltrami, Big Stone, Brown, McLeod and Wabasha.
There have been no reported cases of West Nile virus among humans in Minnesota.
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