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First Death In 2013 From West Nile In The Area Reported

Bay Area Vector Control Team Investigates West Nile Mosquito Presence
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The first death attributed to West Nile Virus in our area has been reported in New Mexico.The New Mexico State Department of Health reports an 83-year-old man from Curry County has died after being hospitalized for encephalitis.  Encephalitis is the more severe form of the disease.

The department also reports a 66-year-old woman, also from Curry County is recovering from the less severe strain of the disease.

For more see this source article.

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