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Case Counts by County

CountyDead birds
Alameda-
Alpine-
Amador-
Butte-
Calaveras-
Colusa-
Contra Costa-
Del Norte-
El Dorado-
Fresno-
Glenn-
Humboldt-
Imperial-
Inyo-
Kern-
Kings-
Lake-
Lassen-
Los Angeles-
Madera-
Marin-
Mariposa-
Mendocino-
Merced-
Modoc-
Mono-
Monterey-
Napa-
Nevada-
Orange-
Placer-
Plumas-
Riverside-
Sacramento-
San Benito-
San Bernardino-
San Diego1
San Francisco-
San Joaquin-
San Luis Obispo-
San Mateo-
Santa Barbara-
Santa Clara-
Santa Cruz-
Shasta-
Sierra-
Siskiyou-
Solano-
Sonoma-
Stanislaus-
Sutter-
Tehama-
Trinity-
Tulare-
Tuolumne-
Ventura-
Yolo-
Yuba-
Total1

WNV Activity by County
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Press Releases

CDPH Reports First Human West Nile Virus Fatalities This Summer

Aug 6, 2014

SACRAMENTO - The first two deaths this summer due to West Nile virus infection have been confirmed by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) it was announced today by Dr. Ron Chapman, CDPH Director and state public health officer. The first was a senior citizen from Sacramento County. The second was an adult from Shasta County.

"These unfortunate deaths remind us that we must protect ourselves from mosquito bites to prevent West Nile virus and other mosquito born infections," said Chapman. "West Nile virus activity is greatest during the summertime."

West Nile virus is transmitted to humans and animals by the bite of an infected mosquito. The risk of serious illness to most people is low. However, some individuals - less than one percent - can develop a serious neurologic illness such as encephalitis or meningitis. People 50 years of age and older have a higher chance of getting sick and are more likely to develop complications. Recent data also indicate that those with diabetes and/or hypertension are at greatest risk for serious illness.

To date in 2014, West Nile virus has been detected in 36 California counties.

CDPH recommends that individuals prevent exposure to mosquito bites and West Nile virus by practicing the "Three Ds:"

  1. DEET - Apply insect repellent containing DEET, picaradin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR3535 according to label instructions. Repellents keep the mosquitoes from biting you. DEET can be used safely on infants and children 2 months of age and older.

  2. DAWN AND DUSK - Mosquitoes bite in the early morning and evening so it is important to wear proper clothing and repellent if outside during these times. Make sure that your doors and windows have tight-fitting screens to keep out mosquitoes. Repair or replace screens with tears or holes.

  3. DRAIN - Mosquitoes lay their eggs on standing water. Eliminate all sources of standing water on your property, including flower pots, old car tires, rain gutters and pet bowls. If you know of a swimming pool that is not being properly maintained, please contact your local mosquito and vector control agency.


California's West Nile virus website includes the latest information on West Nile virus activity in the state. Californians are encouraged to report all dead birds and dead tree squirrels on the website or by calling toll-free 1-877-WNV-BIRD (968-2473).

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Compared to previous year and previous five-year average to date

As of May 10, 2019201920185Y AVG
Counties438
Human cases000
Dead birds1412
Mosquito samples417
Sentinel chickens000
YTD - Year to date corresponds to the same time last year or last five years.

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