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Health Officials Report 59 New Cases Of West Nile In Horses

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Sacramento, CA — State health officials are reporting 59 new cases of West Nile infection in horses over the past two weeks.

That figure includes first reported cases in Lassen, Mendocino and San Benito counties.

Officials say the counties reporting the most cases are Riverside and Stanislaus counties.

The disease has so far killed 192 horses statewide this year.

The news comes after health officials in Calaveras County reported the second confirmed case of West Nile infection in humans last week.

Tuolumne County has reported one case of human West Nile infection this year. None of the cases in either county has resulted in fatality.