For Immediate Release: August 7, 2015
Contact: Deanne Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 714-834-2178
ORANGE COUNTY REPORTS FIRST HUMAN WEST NILE VIRUS CASE OF 2015
(Santa Ana) – A 51 year-old resident of the city of Orange tested positive this week for West Nile Virus (WNV) infection, becoming the County’s first human WNV infection in 2015. This is the 19th human case of WNV reported in California this year. The man experienced symptoms during the third week of July and has completely recovered.
In 2014, Orange County reported the highest number of human infections of West Nile virus in the nation with 280, including nine deaths. OCMVCD uses more than 10 years of sampling data collected during routine monitoring and testing of mosquitoes, dead birds, and human infections to determine areas of greater risk throughout the county. Continue reading