2nd California West Nile death reported in Shasta Co.

Aug 6, 2014 1:41 PM by News Staff

A Shasta County adult has become the second person in California to die with West Nile Virus this year, Shasta County Public Health confirmed today.

"Our thoughts are with the family of this person. This is, unfortunately, an important reminder of how serious WNV can be. Most human cases of WNV tend to happen in the summer months, when mosquitoes are most active, but risk may extend well into the fall until the first frost," said Andrew Deckert, MD, MPH, Shasta County Health Officer.

The first California West Nile death of the year was reported this morning and was of a 74-year-old woman in Sacramento County.

We will bring you more information on this developing story.


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