First case of West Nile Virus reported in Fresno County

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The Fresno County Department of Public Health has received confirmation of the first positive case of
West Nile Virus of the year in Fresno County.

As of June 25, in California, there have been 9 symptomatic human cases of WNV with no fatalities, the county said. In 2017, a total of 553 cases with 44 deaths were reported in California, while Fresno County reported 13 symptomatic human cases with no deaths, and one asymptomatic human case.

“Confirmation of this case is a strong reminder that everyone should increase efforts to protect themselves
and their families from mosquito bites,” states Dr. Ken Bird, Fresno County Health Officer.

Fresno County residents are urged to take the following precautions:

  • Apply insect repellents that contain DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR 3535
  • Make sure that doors and windows have tight-fitting screens to keep out mosquitoes
  • Repair or replace screens that have holes
  • Eliminate standing water and containers that can hold water from around the home
  • Contact mosquito abatement districts to report poorly maintained swimming pools or water features
  • that appear green

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