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West Nile cases still on rise in state; Orange County is hot spot
West Nile cases still on rise in state; Orange County is hot spot

The number of West Nile virus cases is continuing to explode throughout the state, with more than 350 people infected; more than a third are in Orange County. Earlier this month, the California Department of Public Health said the proportion of mosquitoes infected with the virus had reached the highest level ever detected. Cases of human infection have been reported in more than two dozen counties and 12 people have died because of the virus, according to state data. In Orange County, there have been 136 human infections and three deaths, including a Seal Beach woman in her 80s, a Santa Ana man in his 50s, and a Huntington Beach man in his 70s, according to the county's latest...

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