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West Nile Virus – 2 More Deaths


Last updated 10/23/2015 at 9:10am

Two more San Diego County residents have died from West Nile virus, bringing the total number of county residents killed by the virus this year to four, the most San Diego County has suffered in a single year.

The two newly corroborated deaths include an 88-year-old Southeast San Diego man and a 91-year-old University City woman, both of whom had been previously reported as suspected West Nile virus deaths.

San Diego County’s Deputy Public Health Officer, Dr. Sayone Thihalolipavan urged county residents to remember to protect themselves from mosquitoes. “Remember to wear long sleeves, pants and insect repellent if you’re going to be outside where mosquitoes may be, especially around dusk and dawn when they like to feed,” Thihalolipavan said. “And you should also look around inside and outside your homes to dump out standing water where mosquitoes can breed.”

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