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Pasadena Health Department Confirms Five West Nile Virus Cases

African American news from Pasadena - Community News - West Nile virus hereThe Pasadena Public Health Department today announced that tests have confirmed five human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) this month in its jurisdiction. The last case of WNV previously confirmed by the Pasadena Public Health Department was in December 2012.

WNV is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. Signs and symptoms may include fever, body aches, rash, nausea, vomiting, and headache. Up to about 80 percent of people infected have no apparent symptoms and can go undiagnosed, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Severe cases, while rare, can include brain inflammation, paralysis or death.

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Pasadena Senior Center - Free October Events

African American news from Pasadena - Community - Pasadena Senior Center free eventsThere is something for everyone in October at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly Street.

You do not have to be a member to attend. Some events require advance reservations as noted.

  • Caregiver Education and Support Group – Wednesdays, October 1 and 15, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

This twice-monthly group provides information, resources and emotional support for caregivers. The group meets the first and third Wednesday of every month.

  • Exercises for Chronic Lower Back Pain – Thursday, October 2, at 10 a.m.

Chronic lower back pain affects many seniors and can cause serious impairment in daily functioning and activities. Learn how specific exercises can strengthen muscles to help seniors cope and avoid this common issue. Presented by Vincent Physical Therapy.

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