West Nile Virus
A Sutter County woman has died from West Nile Virus becoming the County’s first ever fatality from the mosquito-born illness, according to officials.
A Roseville resident and two Lincoln residents have tested positive for the West Nile virus recently, becoming the first cases in Placer County this year to have a documented infection of the disease.
A woman living in Sutter County has been diagnosed with the West Nile virus, the county’s first human case since 2007.
Placer County is getting close to an epidemic level of West Nile Virus activity after 22 more samples tested positive this week and four dead birds were also infected.
The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District has confirmed five mosquito samples and two new dead birds have tested positive for the West Nile virus recently.
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California has its first confirmed case of West Nile Virus in 2011.
Tests confirmed Thursday that a dead bird found in the Arden-Arcade area was carrying the West Nile Virus, authorities said.