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Two West Nile Virus Deaths Confirmed in Glenn, Yuba Counties

The California Department of Public Health confirmed two deaths in California due to West Nile virus in Glenn County and Yuba County.

Posted: Sep 10, 2018 1:52 PM
Updated: Sep 10, 2018 2:36 PM

YUBA COUNTY, Calif. - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) confirmed two deaths in California due to West Nile virus in Glenn County and Yuba County.

As of Sept. 7, CDPH reported 56 human cases of West Nile virus from 21 California counties this year. Additionally, 422 dead birds from 18 counties have tested positive for the virus in 2018, and 1,606 mosquito samples from 28 counties have also tested positive for the virus this year. 

West Nile virus is transmitted to humans and animals by the bite of an infected mosquito. The risk of serious illness or death is low. Less than one percent of individuals develop serious neurological illnesses such as encephalitis or meningitis. 

CDPH encourages everyone to follow the "4 D's" which can help prevent mosquito bites and the spread of West Nile virus. 

D - DEET - use DEET, picardin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR3535. Those are EPA approved mosquito repellents to prevent bites. 

D - Dawn and Dusk - avoid going outdoors at dawn and dusk, as those are the times that mosquitos are most active

D- Doors and windows - ensure screens on doors and windows are not broken or torn

D- Drain - all standing water should be drained around the outside of a house. Some of the most common places that water collects are gutters, jar lids, tires and flower pot trays. 

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 771321

Reported Deaths: 14691
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