Madera County reports its first West Nile Virus death of 2021. ‘It is a reminder of the risks’

From the Fresno Bee
September 10, 2021

A man has died after contracting West Nile Virus in Madera County, the first reported fatality from the illness in the county this year.

The death was from one of the first two cases found in August, according to the county Department of Public Health.

Both cases required hospitalization, but the second person has recovered and been discharged. The two cases were considered unrelated.

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