Elderly Man Marks First West Nile Death Of Year In NY

August 28, 2008

An elderly man from Nassau County in New York has become the first victim of the West Nile virus in the state this year...Washington (ChattahBox) – An elderly man from Nassau County in New York has become the first victim of the West Nile virus in the state this year.

The death of the 75-year old man marks the first death from West Nile virus in the state this season.

The Nassau County Health Department came out this week and announced that the elderly man did indeed die of West Nile.

He was brought to the hospital on August 11th, where he died of complications with the virus.

They are also looking into a case where 80-year old woman died from what is also believed to be the West Nile virus.


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