Elderly woman dies from West Nile Virus in Merced County

September 7, 2012 12:16:10 AM PDT
An elderly woman is the first West Nile Virus-related death in Merced County this year. The woman had been hospitalized before she died.

Four other human West Nile Virus cases have been reported in Merced County so far in 2012; all of those people have recovered.

Merced County's West Nile Virus-related death is the fourth in California this year.

The potentially fatal disease, is carried by mosquitoes, from infected birds to humans.


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