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West Nile Infection Among California Horses Continues To Rise

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Sacramento, CA — State health officials say the rate of West Nile virus deaths among California horses is up more than 50% from last year.

A report released Friday says 93 horses have died from the virus so far this year. Officials say the rate of infection is up more than 70% from last year.

Health officials fear the infection rate could climb even higher than present levels.

Horse owners are urged to get their animals vaccinated as soon as possible if they haven´t already done so.