First Human Case Of West Nile Reported In El Paso

POSTED: Friday, August 7, 2009 - 5:57pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 9:29pm

We told you earlier this week how West Nile Virus had been found in El Paso County. Now the El Paso Health Department is reporting the first human case of the virus this year.

They tell us he is a 23-year-old man from East El Paso. His name is not being released but he lives in the 79936 zip code.

Of the dozen or so West Nile cases last year in El Paso, no one died. Four people died of the virus the year before.

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