West Nile Virus Outbreak in Los Angeles County: First Death Confirmed in 2023 Season

2023-09-13 10:21:13

September 13, 2023

Los Angeles County Public Health, California, USA confirmed the first death by West Nile virus for the 2023 season in the county. The patient, a resident of the San Fernando Valley area, was hospitalized and died from a neuroinvasive disease associated with West Nile virus.

A total of 19 cases have been documented in Los Angeles County so far this year (excluding Long Beach and Pasadena, as local health departments report cases identified in those cities). Human infections are likely to continue throughout the rest of the summer and fall, with the highest number of cases typically emerging in the month of September.

Mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus and dead birds have been identified throughout Los Angeles County

Local risks United States

More information about West Nile Virus in the US

2023. August Unexpected increase in cases in Colorado; August Imminent increase in cases? August 126 cases in the country; August New Mexico 2 cases; June 13 cases; June Nebraska
2022. 11 cases and 2 deaths in New Mexico; August California, August North Carolina
2021. . . . December Arizona, September Utah, August Illinois, July New Jersey, July New York, July California
2020. July Florida, June Florida, Illinois (42 human cases, including 4 deaths)
2019. August 12 cases in Nevada, 15 cases in Mississippi, New York
2018. 2,544 cases reported.
2014 More than 2,000 cases were reported with 84 deaths, outbreak in Orange County (California)
2012. Outbreak in Dallas, Texas.

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