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State Getting More Fed Money To Fight West Nile Virus

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Sacramento, CA — California´s receiving an additional $2 million dollars in federal funds to fight the West Nile virus.

The money will be used to help California improve lab testing, track the virus and evaluate mosquito-control efforts.

California had 771 cases of the virus last year, the highest number in the nation, and 23 deaths.

State health officials say they expect an increase in the virus this year because of wet weather.

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