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Long Beach reports its first West Nile virus death of 2014
Long Beach reports its first West Nile virus death of 2014

A man in his mid-70s has become the first person in Long Beach to die of West Nile virus this year, city officials said Thursday. The man lived in east Long Beach and was hospitalized in August, city officials said in a statement. His name was not released. Nine human cases have been reported this year, according to the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, compared with seven cases in all of 2013. One Long Beach resident died of the virus last year, the most recent death since 2004. In California, 181 human cases have been reported so far this year, an increase from 101 over the same period in 2013. At least nine people in the state have died from West Nile virus this...

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