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County's first case of travel-related West Nile virus confirmed in Alpine man


Last updated 8/20/2020 at 6:32pm

A 61-year-old Alpine man is the first person in San Diego County to test positive for West Nile virus this year, local health officials said.

The man, whose name was withheld, was hospitalized and has recovered. The California Department of Public Health confirmed his WNV diagnosis Tuesday, Aug. 11.

The man said he had traveled to Yuma, Arizona, where it is believed he contracted the virus, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.

Since Jan. 1, there have been two West Nile virus positive detections in mosquitoes during routine trapping by the county vector co...

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