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First human case of West Nile Virus reported in Kern County

Posted at 6:10 AM, Aug 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-23 16:13:35-04

KERN COUNTY, Calif. — The first human case of West Nile Virus has been reported in Kern County.

According to, the state's website that tracks the West Nile Virus, the first human case was reported this week.

Across California, there were 31 new cases of humans contracting the virus. There were 25 in Fresno, two in San Diego and one in Butte, Imperial, Kern and San Joaquin counties.

The cases in Kern and San Diego were the first reported human cases this year in each of those counties.

So far, there have been 45 human cases in 11 counties across the state in 2019.