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Chico Student contracts West Nile Virus

Chico Student contracts West Nile Virus

Kaley Wise

August 30, 2016


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Nick Lopez, a Chico State student, says he was recently diagnosed with the West Nile Virus, making him the first school victim of the possibly deadly disease this year. “It’s honestly been the toughest challenge of my life so far,” the 21-year-old kinesiology student said. “It...

Small bugs, big consequences

Small bugs, big consequences

Sarah Strausser

August 24, 2015


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There have been 30 confirmed cases of West Nile virus in Butte county, the highest of any county in the state. Butte County has had an "epidemic level" of cases reported, according to Matt Ball, the district manager at the Butte County Public Health Department. There are now 57 confirmed cases of West Nile in California alone and more than half of these cases have been reported in Butte county.With Butte county having such a high volume of mosquitoes carrying West Nile, education on the subject can benefit the hea...

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