NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The first human case of West Nile virus in the metro area for the 2018 season was confirmed Friday by the New York City Health Department. The patient, identified as a resident of Manhattan who is over 50 years of age, was hospitalized earlier this month with encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain tissue, and has since been discharged. It is the earliest identification since the city started to track the virus in 1999. The first confirmed human cases of West Nile virus normally occurs between late July and October. “The findings from our mosquito surveillance and the early West Nile virus case serve as vital reminders that mosquito season is here and that all New Yorkers should take precautions to protect themselves and their families from mosquito bites,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett. While 80 percent of the people infected suffer no symptoms, those who do commonly report headaches, fevers, muscle aches and extreme fatigue. Adults 50 years or older or people with weakened immune systems are at risk to changes in mental status, muscle weakness and potentially fatal infections to the brain and spinal cord. In addition to the human case, the Health Department also confirmed it found the first batch of mosquitoes to carry the disease in the city this year.
The White House is blaming the Eagles for President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel a planned White House event celebrating the team’s Super Bowl championship.
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Justify splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby by 2 1/2 lengths on Saturday, becoming the first colt in 136 years to wear the roses after not racing as a 2-year-old. The chestnut colt that began his career in February improved to 4-0 — winning his races by a combined 21 1/2 lengths — and gave Bob Baffert his fifth Derby victory. It snapped a tie and left the 65-year-old trainer trailing only Ben Jones with six. Apollo in 1882 was the last colt to win without racing as a juvenile. Justify #7, ridden by jockey Mike Smith crosses the finish line to win the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) Mike Smith earned his second Derby victory. The 52-year-old jockey crossed the finish line at Churchill Downs with only a few specks of mud on his white and green silks in the rainiest Derby in the race’s 144-year history. Nearly 3 inches fell on the crowd of 157,813 throughout the day. “Amazing horse,” Smith said. “He’s got that `it’ factor. He is so above average, he’s got unbelievable talent and he’s got a mind to go with it. He was loving this stuff.” Smith’s silks were nearly spotless after he kept Justify near the lead throughout the race. He gunned Justify out of the No. 7 spot in the starting gate — something Baffert said had to happen — and the colt’s early speed helped hook leader Promises Fulfilled from the start. “When he got away clean, then I thought we had a chance,” Baffert said. “We had to get away. Then Mike took his time.” MORE: Best Bars In NYC To Watch The Kentucky Derby They set a blistering pace through the muck, going a half-mile in 45.77 seconds. Entering the final turn, Justify took the lead and kept on going to the finish under Smith’s left-handed whip. Justify, the 5-2 favorite in the field of 20, ran 1 1/4 miles in 2:04.20. He paid $7.80, $6 and $4.40. Good Magic returned $9.20 and $6.60, while Audible was another head back in third and paid $5.80 to show. Good Magic was the only horse to have a serious shot at Justify turning for home. Good Magic, under Jose Ortiz, drifted out while Justify and Smith kept a clear and straight inside path. Now, Baffert is in position to make another run at the Triple Crown. Three years ago, he trained American Pharoah to the first sweep of the Derby, Preakness and Belmont in 37 years. Instilled Regard, an 85-1 shot, was fourth, followed by My Boy Jack, Bravazo and Hofburg. Lone Sailor was eighth, followed by Vino Rosso, Solomini, Firenze Fire, Bolt d’Oro, Flameaway, Enticed, Promises Fulfilled, Free Drop Billy, Noble Indy, Combatant and Magnum Moon. Mendelssohn, trying to become the first Europe-based horse to win the Derby, finished last, beaten by 73 1/4 lengths. (© Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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With the Jaguars on the brink of their first playoff berth in 10 years, running back Leonard Fournette says he plans to play against the Texans on Sunday despite a quad injury.
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