Danville Express

Newsfront - August 31, 2007

Danville man contracted virus elsewhere

A Danville man who was diagnosed with West Nile virus probably contracted the illness while on a vacation to Canada, according to reports from the Contra Costa Health Services. The man, 75, was the first person in the county reported with the disease this year. He became ill Aug. 4 and was hospitalized but is now recovering at home. Last year eight people in Contra Costa County were diagnosed with West Nile virus and two died from it. The virus is carried by mosquitoes.

"We can't stress enough the importance of making mosquito control part of a family routine," said Deborah Bass, spokeswoman for the Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District. She urges residents to clean up standing water in their yards. The district is spraying for mosquitoes, with information at www.ccmvcd.dst.ca.us, or call 685-9301.


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