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Plymouth County woman diagnosed with West Nile virus


PLYMOUTH, Mass. ( -- A woman from Plymouth County remained in the hospital Friday after contracting West Nile virus.

Health officials say the woman, who is in her 70s, is the state's seventh human case of West Nile in 2013.

Officials believe the woman was likely exposed to infected mosquitoes locally.

In 2012, 33 Massachusetts residents were diagnosed with the mosquito-borne illness.