Two People Hospitalized with West Nile Virus

LAS VEGAS -- An elderly man and woman in southern Nevada have been hospitalized with the more serious form of the West Nile virus, the Southern Nevada Health District reported Wednesday.

A 77-year-old man and an 87-year-old woman recently contracted the neuroinvasive form of the mosquito-borne virus. West Nile virus has affected four people in southern Nevada this year, including two reported cases from last week.

One of the four people has died, but health district officials declined to identify which person is deceased. It is the fifth West Nile-related death in Clark County since 2003.


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