State health officials reports 27 human cases of West Nile Virus in Kern County

From 23ABC
December 6, 2019
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — State health officials have reported that the West Nile Virus human cases in Kern County have jumped from 23 to 27..

According to The California Department of Public Health’s website that tracks and updates human cases in each county, Kern County is number three after Los Angeles and Fresno counties.

The Center for Disease Control said the virus is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the country. It is most commonly spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito.

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