Georgia Woman Dies from West Nile Virus

Georgia Woman Dies from West Nile Virus

Health officials confirmed that a woman in her 90s died from WNV, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

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October 5, 2018
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A Dunwoody woman in her 90s died from the West Nile Virus, making her the first person to die from the virus in DeKalb County in 2018, health officials confirmed to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution last week.

The death is also the second in Georgia from the virus this year, AJC reported.

“On behalf of the Board of Health, we extend our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family during this difficult time,” DeKalb County District Health Director S. Elizabeth Ford said in a statement. “Although it’s rare, in some cases, West Nile virus can be fatal."

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Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution