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West Nile Virus - 30 Cases, 5 Deaths


Last updated 10/28/2015 at 1:28pm

County Health and Human Services Agency officials confirmed Wednesday, Oct. 21, that the number of people in San Diego County who have tested positive for West Nile virus this year has increased from 22 as reported a week ago, to 30 including five deaths.

The 30 cases consist of 27 confirmed human cases including four deaths, three that were previously reported, and three probable cases, including one previously reported death. At the start of September there was only one confirmed case for the San Diego area.

As of Oct. 28, :-

27 confirmed human cases, including four deaths and two people who did not suffer illness but were screened when volunteering to donate blood.

Three probable human cases, including one death

Nine suspected human cases (with state tests pending)

303 dead infected birds recovered

45 batches of infected mosquitoes collected

Nine sentinel chickens testing positive for West Nile virus

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