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Public Health: Patient Hospitalized With West Nile Virus

Shasta County’s first human West Nile Virus case has been confirmed. The patient was hospitalized with the virus Tuesday, according to Shasta County Health and Human Services. Last week Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control District said thirty mosquito samples had tested positive for the virus. About 80 percent of the time infected people experience no symptoms at all, but for one if five cases it can be potentially deadly. It’s carried most commonly in crows, jays, and magpies. It’s fatal for about 1 in 3 infected horses,the only species for which there is a vaccine. The best way to fight West Nile is by eliminating standing water where mosquitos breed. The new invasive Aedes Mosquito can lay eggs in water sources as small as a bottlecap. Significant mosquito problems can be reported at shastamosquito.org.