First case of West Nile virus reported in El Paso

August 11, 2014 10:29 PM

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First case of West Nile virus reported in El Paso

The man had underlying medical conditions and resides in the 79927 ZIP code area, health officials said. He is currently recovering in ahospital.

“Historically for El Paso, August is the month in which first cases appear in our region. Continued rain and warm weather is ideal for mosquito breeding,” said Fernando Gonzalez, lead epidemiologist with the city.

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