Canyon County

Neuroinvasive West Nile case reported in Payette County

A Payette woman in her 40s is recovering from a neuroinvasive case of West Nile virus, the Southwest District Health Department reported Thursday.

The woman began having symptoms and was hospitalized, the health department reports. Neuroinvasive West Nile is a more severe type of the illness that involves inflammation of the brain or spinal cord.

This is the second human case of West Nile confirmed in Idaho this year. The first, also in the Southwest District, was announced earlier this week in a Washington County woman.