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North Carolina state officials said Tuesday that there are five active cases of the West Nile virus in North Carolina.

Authorities said a Wayne County man who died Aug. 13 was the first case of a North Carolina resident dying from the disease this year.

State officials said they plan to release more information on where the cases are located on Wednesday.

West Nile virus is typically transmitted by mosquitoes. Madden said people should avoid areas of standing water and wear long sleeves when outdoors.

Some of the symptoms of West Nile virus include fever, headache and a stiff neck.