Year’s First Human Cases of West Nile Reported in California

LOS ANGELES — At least seven people have been diagnosed with West Nile Virus in California, the first confirmed cases of the disease this year, state and county health officials said Thursday.

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(Los Angeles Times)

The Los Angeles County public health department reported that two adults were hospitalized this month and three other blood donors were found to have infected blood.

State public health officials said two other confirmed cases — from Glenn County and Sacramento County — were also infected.

All three patients are now recovering, health officials said.

State officials have not yet confirmed the L.A. County cases.

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