Stanislaus County health officials have reported a serious case of west Nile illness as prime conditions for the virus create a threat to the public.
The patient was only identified as a female in the news release Wednesday from the county Health Services Agency.
She was diagnosed with the potentially deadly neuroinvasive disease, which can result in long-term disabilities.
People may come down with symptoms of the endemic west Nile virus after they’re bitten by infected mosquitoes. According to health agencies, 1 in 5 will have symptoms including headache and fever possibly lasting for several weeks.
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