Even Though Spotlight Is On Zika, West Nile Poses Bigger Threat To Californians
Experts expect the total cases to outpace last year, which saw 783 reported in California.
Freaking Out About Zika? West Nile Is The Real Killer
While the recent arrival in the U.S. of the Zika virus is getting most of the attention, public health experts consider West Nile to be a much more potent threat in California than Zika will ever be. Through Sept. 1, the state has tallied 78 human West Nile cases in California this year – including a pair of deaths in Sacramento and Yolo counties. But it takes weeks for reporting and verification of West Nile cases to make it through the system. (Cockerham, 9/5)