Stockton Woman Confirmed As San Joaquin County’s First West Nile Virus Case Of The Year

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STOCKTON (CBS13) — Public wellness officials announced Wednesday that a 74-year-old Stockton pistillate was the archetypal confirmed lawsuit of West Nile Virus successful San Joaquin County this year.

The pistillate was reportedly hospitalized successful September and aboriginal died, but her origin of decease has not yet been determined, according to San Joaquin County Public Health Services.

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The pistillate was 1 of 70 Californians who person tested affirmative for the microorganism arsenic of October 8. Health officials caution that those astir astatine hazard for contracting the microorganism are those aged 50 and up and those with pre-existing wellness conditions including, but not constricted to, diabetes and hypertension.

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The region Public Health Services said that portion astir who declaration the microorganism don’t get sick and the hazard of becoming earnestly sick is low, astir 1% of radical with the microorganism tin make superior illnesses similar meningitis oregon encephalitis. Officials counsel the nationalist to instrumentality measures to debar being bitten by mosquitoes.

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Any important mosquito infestations and daytime biting mosquitoes successful the region should beryllium reported to the Mosquito Vector and Control District.

CBS13 Staff

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