West Nile virus proves fatal for a 80 year old man from Manitoba

West Nile virus proves fatal for a 80 year old man from ManitobaIt has been reported by the Manitoba Health department that an 80 year old man has succumbed to the West Nile virus and lost his life.

He suffered from a very scarcely found disease called the West Nile virus neurological syndrome.

The old man was affected by the virus in early August and lived in the Interlake-Eastern Health region.

No other details will be released, says the government, to protect the man's health information.

In the year 2003 Manitoba was also the first state to report cases of the West Nile virus which is spread through mosquitoes.

The Health department informed that the elderly man was the first one to lose his life since January 2008. Apart from him there have been seven earlier deaths due to the same virus according to the information with the government.

This was the second case affected by the virus in the city this summer. Earlier this year another woman was found positive for the same virus in South Salem.

Residents can get helpful points on avoiding being bitten by the deadly mosquitoes on the website of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.