The state of North Dakota has confirmed the first death from West Nile in 2016.
Family members confirm that the victim was Arnold Esterby, 76, of Fargo, who worked maintenance at Fargo Jet Center. Family members also confirmed that Esterby had not traveled recently, so was likely bitten with an infected mosquito in the Fargo area.
Most people infected with West Nile virus experience no symptoms or have only mild symptoms, such as fever and headaches. In more severe forms of infection, the virus can cause high fever, severe headache, stiff neck, altered mental state, and death.
State health officials remind everyone to take proper precautions while outdoors enjoying the Labor Day Weekend.
Esterby died on Sunday.
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