More West Nile Cases, Spraying Expands

Modesto Bee: “Four more Stanislaus County residents have been diagnosed with West Nile virus, including a 41-year-old man in critical condition in a Bay Area hospital, public health officials said Tuesday.

Also, the East Side Mosquito Abatement District, which covers the northern part of the county, announced an expansion of the Modesto territory where trucks will spray insecticide to kill mosquitoes ??? which spread the virus.

The four new cases include a 56-year-old man who also was hospitalized and was listed in fair condition, said David T. Jones, spokesman for the county Health Services Agency. The other newly diagnosed are women, ages 54 and 73, who had not required hospitalization, the agency announced.

Stanislaus County now has 23 human cases this year, third highest in the state behind Sacramento County, with 47, and Riverside County, 24.”

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