First human case of West Nile virus for 2021 reported in Stanislaus. How to be safe

From the Modesto Bee
August 3, 2021

Stanislaus County announced its first human case of West Nile virus this year, a woman with a moderate form of the disease.

The age and hometown of the woman were not disclosed in Tuesday’s news release from county Public Health. It urged residents to guard against the mosquitoes that carry the virus.

California had four other symptomatic infections this year as of July 30, according to the weekly update from the state Department of Public Health. They include a person who died in San Luis Obispo County and nonfatal cases in Shasta, Fresno and Kern counties.

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