Person in southern Alberta dies from West Nile virus

A person has died from the West Nile virus in southern Alberta.

EDMONTON — A person has died from the West Nile virus in southern Alberta.

Alberta Health Services says it’s the first West Nile virus-related death since 2007.

Ten cases of West Nile virus infection have been reported in Alberta this year.

AHS is not releasing any information about the person who died, nor will it say anything about the other nine cases.

The government agency will only say that there were seven cases in the south zone, and one each in the Calgary, Central and North zones.

Ontario has had four deaths attributed to West Nile virus this year.

Public Health Ontario says there have been 220 confirmed and probable cases of West Nile in the province as of Sept. 25.

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