For Immediate Release: September 22, 2015
Contact: Deanne Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 714-834-2178
ORANGE COUNTY REPORTS WEST NILE VIRUS RELATED FATALITY
West Nile Virus Activity throughout the County is Increasing
(Santa Ana) – An 80 year-old Buena Park resident died last week with complications of West Nile virus (WNV) infection. Test results received this week confirmed the diagnosis. This is the first human death associated with WNV infection for this year’s season in Orange County.
““West Nile virus activity tends to peak in August and September in Orange County, but we continue to have cases occur throughout the fall,” said Dr. Eric G. Handler, County Health Officer. “Individuals can take precautionary measures to limit exposure to the West Nile virus. It is important for people to remember that the end of summer does not mean the end of West Nile virus season.” Continue reading