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West Nile Death

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Months after the threat of the West Nile Virus, a Weld County man has died from the disease.

58 year old Wayne Trowbridge of Milliken died this
week, making him the 55th person in Colorado to die of the
mosquito-borne disease.

Trowbridge's wife, Sandra, says he was trudging through
rehabilitation exercises at home February 8th, when he suddenly
looked panicked and mouthed to her that he couldn't breathe.

Trowbridge never regained consciousness. He was removed from
life support six days later.

His wife says she's angry she lost her husband of 35
years over a mosquito bite. She warns others to protect themselves
when the insects return this summer.


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