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By Tom Christensen
County of San Diego Communications Office 

First human West Nile virus case of 2018 reported in county

 

Last updated 10/26/2018 at 12:52pm

A 91-year-old man from La Jolla has been confirmed as the first person in San Diego County in 2018 to test positive for West Nile virus, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced Friday.

The man was hospitalized in September with encephalitis but was confirmed yesterday to have West Nile virus after testing done by the California Department of Public Health. He has been discharged from the hospital and is still recovering.

The man had not traveled outside the county within the month prior to becoming ill, so the infection resulted from a local mosquito bite. The County's Departm...



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