From Bakersfield Now
October 5, 2019
Bakersfield, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Three new human cases of West Nile Virus have been reported in Kern County, bringing the total count to 15.
This is according to the California Department of Public Health, which monitors and counts cases of the virus around the state.
Kern County has the second highest number of human cases of West Nile Virus in the state.
Fresno County has by far the most at 45. Tulare County has 13.
Nineteen of California’s 58 counties have confirmed human cases of the virus.
According to the California Department of Public Health, West Nile virus is “a mosquito-borne disease that was originally found in Africa.”