West Nile Death

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Alabama Department of Public Health confirms a Baldwin County resident likely died of complications from the West Nile disease. Doctor Richard Holmes, state health epidemiologist, says new privacy laws prevent releasing detailed information. He said tests are being conducted to confirm the cause of death.

Health officials in Baldwin County said the death occurred at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center in Foley.

Earlier this week, state health officials said an 81-year-old Gulf Shores man died from the mosquito-borne virus.

In July, an elderly Talladega County woman became the first person in the nation to die from the West Nile virus.

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