Aug 6, 2014 1:00 PM by News Staff
The Butte County Public Health Office is reporting that three new cases of West Nile virus were reported in Butte County in the past week.
The new cases bring the Butte County total to five in 2014. There have been a total of 35 cases reported in California, over 11 counties.
All of the cases reported in Butte County are in patients over 50-years-old, and these older patients are at a higher risk of getting sick and developing serious symptoms.
Butte County Health Officer Dr. Mark Lundberg said "The increase in WNV infections is very concerning, with typical activity peaking in August and continuing into October. Butte County residents are strongly encouraged to protect themselves from mosquito bites."
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