70-year-old man becomes fourth confirmed person in El Paso with West Nile virus

EL PASO, TX - An elderly man in his 70's has become the fourth confirmed person in El Paso to be diagnosed with West Nile Virus this year. The man lives in Central El Paso and does not have a history of recent travel. The patient does have underlying medical conditions, but is recovering at home.

“City officials are testing mosquitoes from all parts of town, and a great many of them are coming back positive for West Nile Virus,” said Fernando Gonzalez, Lead Epidemiologist. “Every time it rains we need to remember about draining standing water outside our homes in order to prevent this deadly disease.”

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