West Nile Virus In Our Region

Sep 11, 2012

For most of us in the region, West Nile Virus seems like a problem for folks far away, maybe even in foreign lands, but it'’s not only here, it has a face and a name familiar to area newspaper readers. Longtime Charlotte Observer writer, Elizabeth Leland, was recently diagnosed with the virus and Observer health writer Karen Garloch chronicled her experience. We'’ll visit with Garloch, Mecklenburg County Health Director, Dr. Steve Keener and hopefully hear from Ms. Leland herself. Is West Nile Virus ready to strike our region? Find out when Charlotte Talks.

Karen Garloch
- Health writer, Charlotte Observer
Dr. Steve Keener - Mecklenburg County Health Director