Two people die from West Nile Virus in Kern County
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Two people in the South Valley have died after contracting West Nile Virus.
The state health department says Kern County has confirmed that an 86-year-old man from Arvin -- and a 37-year-old man from Bakersfield - died from the disease. They're warning people to take precautions to prevent catching the virus.
West Nile Virus is transmitted to humans, birds and animals by the bite of an infected mosquito.
The deaths are the first in California from West Nile this year.
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