West Nile Virus took first life in LA County this year

October 11, 2018 - By Justin Balkhi

Officials have recently confirmed that there was the first death from West Nile Virus in County of Los Angeles. Health representatives of LA are concerned over the death case from the West Nile virus.

On Wednesday they have shared the new on the first death in this year from a deadly virus. According to them, it is the latest in a whole bunch of deaths connected to this illness in the whole state during this season.

Department of Public Health in Los Angeles County shared news information on the patient. It is San Fernando Valley resident, who was hospitalized at the beginning of September and died from the neuroinvasive disease.

Officials also revealed that there were 38 cases registered in Los Angeles Country in the 2018 year when doctors confirmed West Nile virus diagnosis. Meanwhile, there is no data from Pasadena and Long Beach, because they were calculated by their own local authorities.

Health officer of LA County, Muntu Davis, says that they are very sad with this loss and all their thought with the family and friends of this person. He also warned others that we must not forget how serious this disease really is.

The West Nile virus is strong, but it can be cured if the patient will notice the symptoms and immediately contact with doctors. The symptoms are very easy to see, as this virus usually provokes fever.

It can be spread by mosquitoes. Health authorities warn all the residents of nearby areas to be careful and pay attention to health.

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