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Media Advisory

Media Briefing on WNV Death, Infections


August 24, 2006



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What

Contra Costa Health Services will conduct a media briefing on the first human death from West Nile Virus (WNV) in Contra Costa County. An elderly woman has died and two other WNV cases involving Contra Costa residents have been reported to the health department. Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District also will provide information on mosquito control and scheduled aerial spraying.

Who

The briefing will be conducted by Dr. Wendel Brunner, Contra Costa County Public Health Director, and Craig Downs, General Manager, Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District.

When

11 a.m. Thursday, August 24, 2006

Where

Courtyard at Contra Costa Health Services, between 595 and 597 Center Ave., Martinez, CA 94553

For more information on WNV symptoms, prevention and testing, call the County Health Department's Health Emergency Information Line, 1-888-959-9911 or 211 or visit its website at www.cchealth.org. For information on Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District, call 925-685-9301 or visit www.ccmvcd.dst.ca.us.

No interviews will be provided prior to the briefing.


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