Health Department: West Nile Cases on the Rise
More Minnesotans are coming down with the West Nile Virus.
New numbers from the health department show there have been 18 confirmed cases this year.
Although cases of West Nile have increased in Minnesota, the outbreaks are much worse in other states.
In Dallas County, Texas at least 200 people have come down with West Nile, and several have died.
Airplanes started spraying chemicals in Dallas designed to kill off mosquitoes.
Many residents don't want the chemicals sprayed. They're worried the chemicals will harm people, pets and other wildlife.
The Associated Press Contributed to this Report.