Central San Joaquin Valley man dies from Saint Louis Encephalitis virus, officials say

From The Fresno Bee
September 3, 2020

A Madera County man in his 90s died in August from the Saint Louis Encephalitis virus, the county health department reported Thursday.

The county said it is the first confirmed case of SLEV in California this year and the first in Madera County since 1976.

The health department, through preliminary testing, thought it was the West Nile virus before the test confirmed it was SLEV.

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