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Two human cases of West Nile Virus confirmed in Newman

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NEWMAN - Two human cases of West Nile Virus have been confirmed in the city of Newman, the Turlock Mosquito Abatement District reported today (Thursday).

David Heft, general manager of the abatement district, said both were serious cases which required hospitalization.

Heft said he was not aware of any prior human West Nile Virus cases in Newman.

"When I first got here about 10 years ago we didn't really see any West Nile Virus activity on the West Side," he commented. "The virus has gotten a little more common each year. This year we started seeing people infected."

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Two county residents contract West Nile Virus

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Two Stanislaus County residents have tested positive for the West Nile Virus, the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency reported.

Both were adult males and did not have any symptoms.

“Although the mosquito populations remain light to moderate in most areas, the concern is the above average number of mosquito samples that we are detecting with West Nile Virus early in the season. As temperatures continue to rise, so will mosquito populations and virus activity,” said Turlock Mosquito Abatement District Manager David Heft.

Mosquitoes become infected with West Nile Virus when they feed on infected birds. Infected mosquitoes can then spread West Nile Virus to humans and other animals when they bite, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

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