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Media Briefing on WNV Death, Infections
For Release 7:30 a.m. August 24, 2006
Contact: Julie Freestone, 925-313-6268
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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.
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.
11 a.m. Thursday, August 24, 2006
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, 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.