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West Nile Virus infection numbers continue to rise




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Twenty-eight people have died of West Nile Virus and more than 400 others have reportedly been infected in multiple California counties this year.

Robert Cummings, director of Scientific Technical Services at the Orange County Vector Control District, says that the culprit is local house mosquitoes that have carried the virus from birds to humans.

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