West Nile Virus
Public Health Update #1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 16, 2005
The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting an additional human case of West Nile virus in a Clark County resident this week, raising the total number of human cases this year to four. The latest virus case is in a male over the age of 50, who contracted the severe form of the illness.
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