First West Nile Death Of 2008 Confirmed In California

August 26, 2008

The first death from the West Nile virus in the state of California this year has been confirmed by the Orange County Health Care Agency.......Washington (ChattahBox) – The first death from the West Nile virus in the state of California this year has been confirmed by the Orange County Health Care Agency.

They came out and announced that a 72-year old woman has died as a result of complications with the West Nile virus.

This death marks the first of the year in the state of California, but not the first in the U.S.

Beyond the actual confirmation of the death, little other information was released.

There is still no word on when she was infected, how long she was in the hospital for, etc.

This is the first West Nile death in this area of the U.S. in quite some time, and is causing authorities to begin to step up efforts to fight the virus.

They want to continue to increase West Nile virus awareness so residents can stay rpepared.


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