The mosquito-borne West Nile virus, which can result in death, is a worry once again.

2 in California infected with West Nile virus, health officials say

Published: Saturday, Jun. 21, 2014 - 12:02 pm

California state health officials said Friday that two people in the state have been infected with West Nile virus and urged people to protect themselves from mosquito bites.

The infections were reported in San Joaquin and Contra Costa counties.

So far this year, West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes and birds in 19 California counties. Fresno County has reported both infected birds and mosquitoes and Madera and Tulare counties have reported infected mosquitoes.

Read more at the Fresno Bee here.

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