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|September 21, 2018|
West Nile virus claims seven lives
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – County health officials are reporting the first human death this year attributed to West Nile virus. There have been six other fatalities in California.
A statement issued Friday did not identify the local victim or indicate when or where the death occurred.
Earlier this summer, there were reports of human cases of the virus in the Fontana area. Six other people were infected in the Inland Empire this year.
The virus is carried by infected mosquitoes. Most people infected with the virus have no symptoms, but others with fever and headaches can develop brain inflammation or paralysis.
Story Date: October 8, 2013