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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