Tests Confirm First West Nile Death In Fresno County

Health officials say a 90-year-old man who died in July was first person in Fresno County to be killed by West Nile virus this year.

Lab tests confirm that Ernest Nave (NAH-vay) died from the mosquito-borne virus.

Nave died July 23rd in Saint Agnes Medical Center after he was infected by the virus weeks earlier.

Health officials say Nave is one of eight people who have died from West Nile this year in California.

The other deaths have occurred in Kern, Kings, San Joaquin, Colusa and Los Angeles counties.


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