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First human case of West Nile virus in Tehama County of 2017

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RED BLUFF, Calif. - The Tehama County Public Health Department has announced the first confirmed human West Nile virus infection in Tehama County of 2017. The virus has also been confirmed as the cause of death for a horse that died in September.

The Tehama County Health Services Agency staff urges residents to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites; reducing activity during the peak mosquito feeding times at dusk and dawn, wearing effective insect repellent, and staying behind screened windows and doors whenever possible.

The Tehama County Mosquito and Vector Control has increased spraying throughout the county to help decrease mosquito populations and prevent the spread of diseases such as West Nile virus.

To report standing water where mosquitoes may be breeding or problems with increased mosquito activity, you can call the team at 530-527-1676.

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