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West Nile Virus: 2nd Person Dies In Fresno County

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FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KMPH) -

KMPH News has learned that a second person has died from the West Nile virus in Fresno County.

The Fresno County Health Department reports the woman died in late September.

The first person who died from West Nile in the county was an elderly woman back in August.

According to the state, there are now 15 human cases of the virus in Fresno County. Statewide, there are 216 human cases.

To reduce the risk of being bitten by mosquitoes or contracting West Nile virus, health officials encourage the public to take the following precautions:

- Apply insect repellent that contains DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR 3535 according to label instructions.

- Use repellent, especially in the early morning and in the evening, when mosquitoes that carry WNV are most active.

- Make sure that doors and windows have tight-fitting screens to keep out mosquitoes. Repair or replace screens with tears or holes.

- Eliminate standing water and containers that can hold water from around the home.

- Contact mosquito abatement districts to report poorly maintained swimming pools or water features that appear green. Neglected pools are the # 1 source of mosquito breeding in residential areas. There have been over 3,000 neglected swimming pools reported in Fresno County.

- Get FREE mosquito fish for backyard ponds or horse troughs from mosquito abatement districts.

- Report dead birds and dead tree squirrels.

For more information you can call 1-800-821-1577 or (559) 268-6565 to speak with a mosquito abatement district representative. You can also visit www.fresnomosquito.org.

To report dead birds and tree squirrels, call 1-877-968-2473 or visit www.westnile.ca.gov.

Stay with KMPH News and KMPH.com as we continue to follow this story.

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