Carlsbad woman has West Nile

A 70-year-old Carlsbad woman contracted West Nile virus while in the Los Angeles area, county health officials announced today.

The woman was hospitalized with West Nile virus-related encephalitis and is now recuperating at home, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.

So far, 11 people in San Diego County have tested positive for the mosquito-borne disease, including two Del Mar residents, according to the HHSA.

A total of 15 people tested positive for West Nile virus locally last year.

“One year ago today, we reported our first human case of West Nile virus in 2007,” said Dr. Dean Sidelinger, the county’s deputy public health officer. “The disease has gotten to an early start, and we have many weeks of warm weather, and mosquito activity ahead.”

Sidelinger urged San Diego county residents to take steps to protect against West Nile virus, including using insect repellent, wearing long sleeves and long pants when outdoors and ensuring screens are tightly secured.

Related posts:

  1. Fifth confirmed West Nile case found
  2. Two more West Nile cases in county
  3. Resident diagnosed with West Nile
  4. Del Mar resident diagnosed with West Nile virus
  5. Second Del Mar resident diagnosed with West Nile virus

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=2315

Posted by Pat Sherman on Sep 5, 2008. Filed under Archives. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Archives

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

LA JOLLA NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RSS RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

  • Community input received on proposed health club and pool facility in Rancho Santa Fe
    About 100 Rancho Santa Fe residents showed up on Friday, Oct. 17, for a health club and pool community meeting, the last outreach before ballots were mailed on Monday, Oct. 20. On the ballots, members are being asked whether the Rancho Santa Fe Association should spend $350,000 on a professional planning phase for the potential new community amenity. RSF Ass […]
  • Czech violin duo to perform at Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe
    In cooperation with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic, the Czech School San Diego hosts a free classical violin concert by internationally recognized Czech violin player Jaroslav Svecený and his daughter, Julie Svecená, who are on a tour of the United States. The concert will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Village Church. The father-daughter duo will […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe weekly sports update
    Torrey Pines defeated Canyon Crest Academy 4-3 in a Palomar League opener for both teams on Oct. 9. Alayna Tomlinson and Farah Farjood each scored two goals to lead the Falcons. Samantha “Sammy” Cirino added one goal and one assist. […]