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Sacramento County’s West Nile death is the state’s first this year
Sacramento Bee

The state’s first death from West Nile virus in 2014 occurred last month in Sacramento County.

The 74-year-old woman who succumbed to the disease had a chronic underlying illness and had been hospitalized, county health officials said. She died July 26.

Dr. Olivia Kasirye, health officer for Sacramento County, said there are seven additional cases under investigation.

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