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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.

Livermore Resident Tests Positive for West Nile Virus Livermore Resident Tests 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.

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