County confirms death from West Nile Virus

Bombay resident Robert Mears died from complications of West Nile virus at UCSD Medical Center on July 4, according to his daughter. His is the first confirmed death from the disease in California this year. COURTESY PHOTO

BOMBAY BEACH — A 74-year-old resident here who died on July 4 is the state’s first confirmed death from West Nile Virus this year.

Robert Mears died at UCSD Medical Center in San Diego after first being admitted to Pioneers Memorial Hospital on June 27, his daughter, Doree Grindell, told Imperial Valley Press.

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