A 36 year old male is reported to have contracted West Nile virus from a mosquito bite near his home in Alhambra.
Sources say the victim is currently in serious condition. He was admitted to an Alhambra hospital about 48 hours after getting a mosquito bite that became unusually swollen. Shortly after, the victim developed a high fever and began to convulse.
Our sources report that West Nile Virus was confirmed this evening by hospital staff, and reports will be made to the CDC.
The LA County Health Department reports that in 2016 153 people contracted West Nile Virus, and 5 people died from the mosquito transmitted disease in Los Angels County.
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