First Human Death From West Nile Confirmed In Arizona

July 25, 2008

The first death from the West Nile virus has been confirmed in the state of Arizona...Phoenix (ChattahBox) – The first death from the West Nile virus has been confirmed in the state of Arizona.

The Arizona Department of Health Services confirmed that an elderly woman from Phoenix, Arizona has died from the mosquito-borne illness.

The West Nile virus killed the woman, who was said to be in her 80s.

It impacts those with a weak immune system most, such as the elderly and young children, with symptoms including fever, headaches, etc.

In 2007, the CDC reported that 124 deaths were linked to the West Nile virus.


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