Livermore Resident Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District announce Livermore resident with travel history tested positive for West Nile Virus.

A Livermore resident has tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to the Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District.

The district on Wednesday announced the following on its Facebook and Twitter sites:

A Livermore resident with a travel history is this year's first West Nile Virus positive human case in Alameda County.

The San Jose Mercury News is reporting the resident to be an elderly man:

The Livermore man, in his 70s, first reported feeling flu-like symptoms in late September, said Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District spokesperson Erika Castillo.

The man's symptoms, however, did not prove to be life-threatening and he is currently recovering, Castillo said.

To date officials report (via westnile.ca.gov):

19 new WNV human cases reported in California this week from the following counties: Alameda (1), Contra Costa (1), Kern (2), Los Angeles (13), Merced (1), and Tehama (1). This is the first WNV human case from Alameda County this year.

Eleven WNV-related fatalities have been reported to date in Fresno (2), Glenn (1), Kern (2), Los Angeles (2), Merced (1), Placer (1), and Sacramento (2) counties. A total of 41 WNV-positive blood donors have been reported this year.

277 human cases from 29 counties have tested positive for WNV in 2012.

In August, officials reported a dead squirrel and dead bird found in Livermore tested positive for the virus.

Just Another Dingbat For Romney October 18, 2012 at 08:01 PM
What happened? You get some bad news? And if we are cheering you up, this must be some really bad news?
Peggy October 19, 2012 at 05:31 AM
I find it very offensive you all think this is so funny. I just hope your still laughing if you get this virus.
Big M October 19, 2012 at 03:20 PM
I'm offended that you're offended by our humor (or lack thereof in certain folks eyes)! The internet - serious 24/7/365
Californicated1 October 20, 2012 at 01:47 AM
Peggy, When it comes to viruses, keep in mind that human race's war against them is a losing battle. There has never been a successful vaccine against a virus and that these bugs are able to adapt a resistance to a vaccine within the next generation or two. So when it comes to this bug and life, learn to laugh. Because our lives are short in the greater scheme of things. Not all of us can take for granted that we will live to a ripe old age and considering the condition of most folks that do that, not all of us want that to happen to us. So learn to take things in perspective out there. And for heaven's sake, please learn to laugh sometime, you'll get through life easier if you can do that. And while you are at it, pick up a copy of Albert Camus' <as html><i>The Plague</i></as html>. It may help you get through the rest of your life in stride, especially when we all have our habits and diversions out there to keep us occupied as we go through our lives. Good luck, though.
Jimmy October 21, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Its easy,Just spray for them.


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