San Francisco Reports 1st West Nile Virus Case in 7 Years

Public health officials in San Francisco has reported that one of its residents is infected with West Nile virus, the first human case of this potentially fatal disease in seven years. Not much details were revealed about the patient except that he is a man who got infected on September 14 and is now recovering at home.

Health officials added that the patient did not travel extensively prior to the infection, making it highly likely that he was infected by a mosquito in the Bay Area.

This case adds up to what could be the largest outbreak of West Nile in the United States since the disease arrived in the country 13 years ago. Over 3,000 cases have been reported throughout the country so far this year, including 165 in California and four in the Bay Area.

Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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