Two West Nile cases confirmed in Los Angeles

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Two West Nile cases confirmed in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, CA (BDCi) — Two more cases involving the West Nile virus have been confirmed in Los Angeles County.

The victims in these cases are two middle aged men who were hospitalized after both showed symptoms of illness.

The County Department of Public Health says both men are recovering.

Meanwhile city officials are warning the public to stay away from high mosquito areas which may carry the infection.

As of now, there are ten confirmed cases of West Nile in humans within the state.

Los Angeles County authorities say it’s been a particularly active year for the insects and the level of West Nile virus detected in mosquito samples and dead birds last month was the highest since 2008.

For more information about the latest West Nile Virus Activity in California log on to Westnile.ca.gov.

By: Shayla Selva
Edited by: Don Weinstein
Source: Daily News, Sacramento Bee
August 9, 2011
11:50 a.m. PDT

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