Seven New West Nile Cases in Vegas Area

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Health officials in Las Vegas are reporting
that seven area residents have been infected with West Nile virus
during the last month, bringing the season total to eight.

The Southern Nevada Health District reported Wednesday that
three men and four women ranging in age from 39 to 83 were treated
for the more serious neuroinvasive form of the illness, but are
each expected to recover.

Names were not disclosed.

The first reported case in the Las Vegas area was an 84-year-old
man who also had the more serious form of the disease.

There have been no reported deaths.

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