Four locals contract West Nile Virus

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Four Stanislaus County residents have all been confirmed to have contracted West Nile Virus (WNV) and all four have developed the fairly uncommon neurological illness, known as neuroinvasive WNV, the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency reported on August 22.

The four cases are the first human cases of the virus in the county for the year.

As of August 18, California had 31 counties with WNV activity. There were 26 cases, which does not include the four cases recently confirmed in Stanislaus County. Two cases in California have been fatal.

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