West Nile Strikes Carlsbadistan

by The Editors on August 2, 2008

A 38-year-old Carlsbad woman has been hospitalized for “treatment of meningitis after developing symptoms of West Nile virus, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.”

Most people infected with the virus display no symptoms. About 20 percent suffer headaches, fatigue, fever, nausea, skin rash or swollen glands. Symptoms can become serious in older patients, or in people with weakened immune systems.

There were 15 human cases in San Diego County last year according to a story in the San Diego Union-Tribune. And we’re up to three so far this year. Be sure to sport that insect repellant if you’re going to be out with the mosquitos.

[Link: San Diego Union-Tribune]

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