Local Elderly Woman Admitted To Hospital With West Nile Virus

Source: US Department of Agriculture via Wikimedia Commons

Bean reporter Elle Spektor pointed us to the story of a 72-year-old woman who was infected with encephalitis, or the West Nile Virus.

Virginia DiCosmo was admitted to the hospital on September 11, according to Carol DiCosmo, her daughter, as reported My Fox NY.

Fox also wrote that Virginia lives on “West 44th” in Bensonhurst. Actually, there is no West 44th in Bensonhurst, and a quick search in public records indicates that Virginia actually lives on Bay 44th. Bay 44th was sprayed for West Nile as recently as September 6. It seems as if Virginia may have contracted West Nile before that.

Carol said that her mother may be discharged to a rehabilitation facility sometime soon.


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