The patient was hospitalized in early September and died from WNV-associated neuro-invasive disease. Meanwhile, there is no data from Pasadena and Long Beach, because they were calculated by their own local authorities.
Most people who become infected with West Nile virus don't develop symptoms.
Health officer of LA County, Muntu Davis, says that they are very sad with this loss and all their thought with the family and friends of this person.
"Like using EPA-registered insect repellant, wearing long sleeve shirts and trousers, staying indoors between dusk and dawn", Schaffer said.
"Items that can hold water, even as small as a bottle cap, should be cleaned, covered or cleared out to stop mosquito breeding", Davis said.
All county residents are encouraged to take protective action to prevent mosquito bites, especially as additional cases are expected to occur this year. One hundred people from 25 California counties have tested positive for West Nile virus this year, authorities said.
Use of commonly sold insect repellents, such as DEET or Picaridin, can also cut down on mosquito bites and possible exposure to the virus. The mosquito is known for the ability to spread West Nile Virus to humans after coming into contact with native birds and horses.
Most people who contract the virus don't notice any symptoms.
Rarely, cases can lead to meningitis, encephalitis, or death.
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