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San Joaquin County man has West Nile virus

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Posted: Saturday, July 21, 2012 12:00 am

San Joaquin County Health Officer Karen Furs on Friday confirmed that a 48-year-old man living in Stockton is the first human with West Nile virus infection in San Joaquin County this year.

The man reported having no symptoms, but tested positive for the virus when donating blood. Although for reporting purposed this does not meet the definition for the California Department of Public Health to count it as a case, it does indicate that there is currently active transmission of West Nile virus to people in San Joaquin County.

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