Woman was in her 70s, lived in midtown and had other medical complications.
Woman was in her 70s and lived in midtown, an official said.
The virus is transmitted to humans and animals via mosquito bites.
YUMA, Ariz. — The first case of West Nile virus in Yuma County during 2014 was found nearly a week ago.
Cindy Bennett, a sanitarian assistant with the Pima County Health Department, tosses dissolvable packets of a larvicide over a wall into an unattended "green pool," a potential breeding area for mosquitoes. The home was vacant at the time.
County sanitarian assistant Bennett readies dissolvable packets of a larvicide, which she'll lob into an unmaintained swimming pool at a vacant home.
Arizona is in the midst of its monsoon, but it's also in the beginning of the West Nile virus season as well, which for Pima County usually runs from late July to October.
If birds carrying West Nile are bitten by mosquitoes, the mosquitoes can transmit the virus to humans.
One person in Pima County recently died of West Nile virus, state health officials confirmed Wednesday.
Pinal County is reporting its first human case of West Nile virus this year.
PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials say an elderly man in Maricopa County has died after contracting the West Nile Virus.
PHOENIX — The first case of West Nile Virus of the state’s monsoon season has been confirmed, Arizona health officials say.
Monsoon rains bring not only welcome moisture but some unwelcome visitors: mosquitoes.
A controlled burn today at the Sweetwater Wetlands is sending a plume of smoke over the city’s west side.