West Nile being investigated as possible cause of man's death

Authorities are trying to determine if mosquito-borne illness responsible for death

CARSON, Calif. - Authorities say a Los Angeles County man infected with the West Nile virus has died and health officials are trying to determine whether the illness caused his death.  

The Long Beach Press-Telegram says the 78-year-old Carson man died Tuesday night.

His family says he was hospitalized two weeks earlier with symptoms that included slurred speech, pain and memory loss.    

Five cases of the mosquito-borne disease have been reported this year in the county.    

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