Aug 5, 2015 9:14 PM by News Staff
Trinity County Public Health Department has received its first confirmed report of a West Nile Virus.
The virus was detected in a bird, which was found in the Weaverville area, currently there is no human cases reported in the county.
As of August 5, 2015, the West Nile Virus activity has been detected in 36 of 58 counties in California.
Two Butte County residents were the first human cases to test positive for the virus back in July.
The elderly and those with lowered immune systems are more susceptible to serious illness. Individuals who are ill should consult their health care provider.