BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — There are three new human cases of West Nile Virus in Kern County, according to the California Department of Public Health.
The website that records West Nile Virus cases said that the county's total of human cases is at 23, making it the third county with the highest number of Human cases in the state. Fresno is leading with 49 human cases.
According to the Center for Disease Control, the virus is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the country. It is most commonly spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito.