Health Highlights: April 10, 2015

April 10, 2015 12:26 PM

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The drought in California may have contributed to the high number of West Nile cases and the record number of deaths from the disease in the state last year, officials say.

The state Department of Public Health said there were 31 West Nile deaths in California last year, the highest number since the state began recording cases of the disease in 2003, the Associated Press reported.

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