2 People Infected With West Nile Virus In Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — California health officials have reported that two people have been infected with West Nile Virus in the state.

The infections occurred in San Joaquin and Contra Costa counties in Northern California. Authorities said neither person is seriously ill.

West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes. Only about two of 10 people bitten will develop symptoms that can include fever and body aches. But serious illness such as encephalitis and meningitis are possible.

Health officials urge residents to people to protect themselves from mosquito bites, including using insect repellant and wearing protective clothing at dawn and dusk when the mosquitoes are most prevalent.

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