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West Nile Season Around the Corner

Nevada County’s Public Health Officer says its time to start taking precautions against the West Nile Virus. Activity in California was high last year with over 800 cases reported statewide. West Nile is contracted through mosquito bites, and Doctor Ken Cutler says usually it’s not serious…

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Usually in a day or two, but in rare cases, it can be more invasive, causing delirium, high fever, headache, and even death. Cutler says the time that mosquitos are more active is around dawn or dusk…

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Cutler says there hasn’t been a human case of West Nile in Nevada County since 2007, but that doesn’t mean people shouldn’t take precautions.

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