Santa Clara County resident dies of West Nile Virus

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A Santa Clara County resident had died after battling the West Nile Virus. 

According to the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department, the case was recorded in Santa Clara County because it is where the victim lived, but the West Nile infection was contracted from another Bay Area city. 

For medical privacy reasons, no further details will be released at this time. 

The West Nile Virus is transmitted by mosquitos, which thrive in warm weather. DPH says that the risk of contracting the disease lowers when the temperature also drops. Most people who have the virus have mild or no symptoms but sometimes can develop serious complications.