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Health Officials Say Woman's Death Not Caused by West Nile

Health Officials Say Woman's Death Not Caused by West Nile

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(KSL News) -- The Salt Lake County Health Department says there is no official confirmation a Utah resident died from West Nile Virus.

That word in response to questions about a published obituary claiming 60 year old Linda Larson died Saturday in Salt Lake City of complications from West Nile virus.

The health department issued this clarification: As of today, "there have been no physician reported deaths in Salt Lake County due to complications of WNV [west nile virus.]

The county has documented two West Nile cases, but say both individuals recovered.

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