Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Jul. 24, 2012 11:48 AMAssociated Press
say an elderly man in Maricopa County has died after contracting the West Nile virus.
The name of the victim, who had
underlying health issues, wasn't released Tuesday.
The Maricopa County Department of Public Health said it is the county's
first death of the season from the disease.
The mosquito-transmitted disease first was found in Arizona in 2003. Since
then, more than 1,000 human cases have been reported.
Maricopa County experienced a mild season last year with 45 lab-confirmed
Serving the following communities in Arizona: