More Californians Infected With West Nile Virus
It's been a particularly active season, and officials say the number of people to contract the virus is only expected to increase over the next few weeks.
The Orange County Register:
Two More O.C. Residents Infected With West Nile Virus
West Nile virus continues to spread in Orange County, with two new human cases reported and infected mosquitoes found in three more cities, vector control officials said Thursday. So far this season, three residents have been diagnosed – from Anaheim, Irvine and Orange, all cities where mosquitoes have tested positive, said Mary-Joy Coburn, spokeswoman for Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District. The first case last week, in Anaheim, was a woman in her 60s; the newest cases are women in the 50-64 age range. (Perkes, 8/11)
52-Year-Old Woman Is First West Nile Case In Stanislaus County This Year
Stanislaus County health officials have reported the first local case of West Nile illness this year. The county has seen two travel-associated cases of Zika infection in adults. Officials said a 52-year-old Modesto woman tested positive for the virus. Health Services Agency spokesman Jim Ferrera said the woman was not hospitalized. The woman’s name was not released. (Carlson, 8/11)