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In California, West Nile deaths highest in nearly a decade
Southern California Public Radio

While much of the nation has been focused on Ebola recently, hundreds of Californians have been contracting another virus: West Nile. There have been 752 cases of West Nile Virus reported in California so far this year. That’s more than three times the average number of annual cases over the past five years.

More than half of 2014’s cases have come from Los Angeles and Orange counties, according to state data.