A Livermore resident has tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to the Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District.
The district on Wednesday announced the following on its Facebook and Twitter sites:
A Livermore resident with a travel history is this year's first West Nile Virus positive human case in Alameda County.
The Livermore man, in his 70s, first reported feeling flu-like symptoms in late September, said Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District spokesperson Erika Castillo.
The man's symptoms, however, did not prove to be life-threatening and he is currently recovering, Castillo said.
To date officials report (via westnile.ca.gov):
19 new WNV human cases reported in California this week from the following counties: Alameda (1), Contra Costa (1), Kern (2), Los Angeles (13), Merced (1), and Tehama (1). This is the first WNV human case from Alameda County this year.
Eleven WNV-related fatalities have been reported to date in Fresno (2), Glenn (1), Kern (2), Los Angeles (2), Merced (1), Placer (1), and Sacramento (2) counties. A total of 41 WNV-positive blood donors have been reported this year.
277 human cases from 29 counties have tested positive for WNV in 2012.
In August, officials reported a dead squirrel and dead bird found in Livermore tested positive for the virus.