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Friday, September 30, 2011

US : West Nile virus cases continue in New York

Via Queens Chronicle :

" Numbers are down from last year, but one fatality already reported

Although fall is officially here, the West Nile virus continues to infect city residents.

The city Health Department reports nine cases so far this year, compared with 32 at the same time last year. Five of the cases were in Queens and there was one fatality.

The DOH does not reveal details about individuals, but the agency reported that the fatality was a man over 60 years old, who became sick in mid-August. Prior to his illness, the man spent time at home and outside the city, so it is not possible to determine where he was infected."

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