How does someone get West Nile Virus?

People usually get West Nile Virus from the bite of an infected mosquito. Also, there is evidence that WNV can be acquired via a blood transfusion or organ transplant from an infected donor. For more information please call 530-265-1222.

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1. What is West Nile virus?
2. When was West Nile Virus first found in the United States?
3. Has West Nile Virus been detected in California?
4. How does someone get West Nile Virus?
5. What are the symptoms and treatment?
6. How can people protect themselves?
7. What is the state doing to control the spread of WNV?
8. Why is the public urged to report dead birds?