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Thiry-Seven More Horses Diagnosed With West Nile Virus

Sacramento, CA — State health officials say the reported cases of West Nile virus in horses continues to rise.

Officials say 37 horses were diagnosed last week with 16 dead. That brings the total number of horse deaths from the disease to 40 statewide this year.

Both the number of infections and deaths are higher than a year ago.

Officials are urging horse owners to get their animals vaccinated as soon as possible.