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5th West Nile case confirmed in Camden County

A 73-year-old Camden County woman who has been hospitalized for about a month has been confirmed as the fifth case of West Nile Virus in the county this year, officials confirmed.

Isolated mosquito 02The woman — officials did not release her identity or what town she lived in — was admitted to a Philadelphia hospital with a high fever and low blood pressure on Sept. 2 before developing breathing difficulties and seizures. Her condition has not improved.

No deaths have been reported from West Nile this year in Camden County, but a 78-year-old Gloucester County woman developed fever, blurred vision, weakness and diarrhea in mid-August, was hospitalized and died on Aug. 24 from West Nile, according to NJ.com. Another fatality involved a 92-year-old man in Morris County.

Details on West Nile from the state Department of Health.

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