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West Nile Virus Case in Fresno is 5th in California This Year

A Fresno man is newest case of the West Nile virus this year.

The Fresno County Department of Public Health says, he was treated at the hospital and released.

State health officials say this is now the fifth case this year.

West Nile infections were also reported in Contra Costa, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tulare counties.

The health department says prevention is key.

Here's how you can protect yourself.

When you use insect repellent, make sure it has deet, and apply it in the early mornings and evenings...

That's when mosquito activity is heavy.

Also secure your screen doors at home, so mosquitoes can't get through.

If you have any standing water around the yard, get rid of it.

Also, if you see a neglected pool, call your local mosquito abatement district.

Make sure you report any dead birds you may see.

You can also get free mosquito fish at your home, to help keep the bugs away.

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