BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — UPDATE 12/13/2019 at 1:26 p.m.
State health officials have reported that the West Nile Virus human cases in Kern County have increased to 28. This means that the number of human cases in the county is up one from last week.
State health officials have reported that the West Nile Virus human cases in Kern County have jumped from 23 to 27.
According to The California Department of Public Health's website that tracks and updates human cases in each county, Kern County is number three after Los Angeles and Fresno counties.
The Center for Disease Control said 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.
You can view the updated map showcasing West Nile Virus throughout the state here.