Human case of West Nile Virus found in Merced County

From Westside Connect
August 19, 2021

The Merced County Department of Public Health has confirmed the first human case of West Nile Virus in the county. 

A man in his 60s contracted West Nile Virus fever in Merced. This is the first human case of WNV in the county this year. 

In addition to the human case, the Merced County Mosquito Abatement District has detected WNV in one sentinel chicken, one mosquito pooled sample, and one dead bird. 

As of Aug. 6, eight human cases have been confirmed in California. 

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