2012-09-27 / News

Bristol County woman infected by West Nile

The Rhode Island Department of Health recently reported that a woman in her 60s from Bristol County has been diagnosed with meningitis resulting from West Nile virus. The woman is now recovering. This is Rhode Island’s third case of illness resulting from a West Nile infection this year.

“Though the days are getting shorter and cooler, Rhode Islanders must remain vigilant against the threat of mosquito-borne illness until the first hard frost,” said Michael Fine, director of the health department.

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