Fresno County resident hospitalized with California’s first case of St. Louis encephalitis this 12 months

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Fresno County’s well being division on Friday introduced the primary case of Saint Louis Encephalitis within the county this 12 months.

It is also the primary within the state.

The mosquito-borne sickness is just like West Nile as a result of it impacts the central nervous system.

It might probably really feel just like the flu as a result of signs embrace aches, pains and fever.

Well being officers say they’re most involved concerning the aged and younger youngsters as a result of it may trigger extra critical problems.

The neighborhood is urged to keep away from mosquito bites as a lot as doable by eliminating standing water – and keep away from being outdoor at nightfall.

The one who was sick with the virus was handled at a Valley hospital and is predicted to be okay.

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