Fueled by drought, California experiences a particularly bad season for West Nile virus

September 23, 2014 5:55 PM

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Fueled by drought, California experiences a particularly bad season for West Nile virus

There are now at least 311 human cases of the West Nile virus in California, according to the state's resource on the mosquito-spread infection. That's more than twice as many cases as there were last year at this time, and more than triple the five-year average in the state. Twelve of those infected with West Nile in the state have since died.

As it turns out, the historic drought plaguing California could be a major contributor to the increase.

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