Sep 17, 2020
76-year-old Westchester County woman dies from West Nile virus
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A 76-year-old woman from Westchester County died after contracting the West Nile virus, health officials announced Wednesday.
The Yonkers resident, who had “significant underlying medical conditions,” died on Aug. 22, WABC reported.
She was the first county resident to be di agnosed with the illness this year, Westchester County Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler said in a statement.
One Westchester resident last year contracted the bug, while there were four cases in 2018, LoHud reported.
Symptoms of the virus resemble the flu or food poisoning and can include high fever, body aches and gastrointestinal issues, the CDC said.
The CDC said the most effective way to prevent the virus is to protect oneself from mosquitoes.
“Use insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and pants, treat clothing and gear, and take steps to control mosquitoes indoors and outdoors,” the agency said.
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Man Dies In Four-Car Crash Near Northfield
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Four cars collided near Northfield on Friday evening, leaving one man dead.
Officials say a Dodge Dakota, a Subaru Crosstrek, a Mini Cooper, and a Chevy Trailblazer were all traveling southbound when they collided at I-35 and Highway 19.
The two women in the Chevy Trailblazer were transported to Faribault Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, while the occupants of the Dodge Dakota and Subaru Crosstrek were not injured.