Sacramento County Reports First West Nile Death in 2013
The California Department of Public Health has announced that a Sacramento County male has become the first human in the state to die from the West Nile virus this year. Details about the man were not released because of health privacy laws. Although the virus had been detected in dead birds in at least six other counties, no human cases -- infected or deceased -- have been reported anywhere else in the state."Sacramento County Reports First 2013 Human Death of West Nile Virus" (Craft, Sacramento Bee, 6/9). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.