Tehama County reports first human case of West Nile

Aug 29, 2014 1:09 PM by News Staff

Tehama County health officials have confirmed that a resident has become infected with West Nile Virus.

The patient, an adult male, was hospitalized but is now recovering at home.

Health Officials would like to remind North State residents that spring rains followed by hot summer sun have provided excellent breeding grounds this year for the mosquitoes that carry this disease.

According to westnile.ca.gov there have been 129 human cases of West Nile have been reported in California and six fatalities.

Everyone is encouraged to take the following precautions to avoid mosquito bites:

Reduce activity during peak mosquito feeding times at dawn and dusk.

Wear effective insect repellent.

Stay behind screened windows and doors whenever possible.

Drain any standing water that may produce mosquitoes.

Defend yourself and your home by using an effective insect repellent and dressing protectively when outside and making sure screens on doors and windows are in good condition.


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