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Hot Weather Raises West Nile Risk

Sonora, CA — Hot weather encourages mosquito activity, which could lead to new cases of West Nile virus.

Horses are particularly susceptible to the virus, and state officials report the year´s third horse death from the disease.

Veterinarians continue to urge horse owners to vaccinate their animals every year.

The number of equine West Nile Virus cases has been smaller than last year´s total, so far.

Although there have been no cases of the virus in Tuolumne County, mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus have been found in Calaveras County.

Written by Sabrina Sabbagh