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Four Cases of West Nile Virus in Tulare County

 

Last updated 9/2/2019 at 6:52pm | View PDF



Tulare County Public Health and the California Department of Public Health are investigating four cases of suspected West Nile Virus (WNV) infection in Tulare County.

Three adult males and one child have been affected, three of the individuals from the Visalia area and one from Tulare.

The West Nile virus is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes, and there is no vaccine or medication to treat the virus.

Delta Vector Control has also confirmed that the St. Louis Encephalitis Virus has been detected in mosquitos in Tulare County.

Residents are asked to help track WNV by reporting all dead birds and squirrels. Call 1-877-968-2473 to report a dead bird or squirrel, or you can submit an online report to the California West Nile website at http://www.westnile.ca.gov.

 

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