The California Department of Public Health confirmed two fatal cases of the West Nile virus in humans on Monday.
This is the second human case in the county this year, with the first being reported at the end of August.
"Although the weather is cooler right now, temperatures are forecast to increase again next week and so it continues to be extremely important for people to take these steps to avoid mosquito bites", said DPH State Epidemiologist Dr. Catherine Brown.More news: Astronauts on International Space Station showcase power of Hurricane Florence in photos
The patient began to show symptoms in July and subsequent lab testing confirmed the West Nile diagnosis and "is now under medical care", the agency said in an August 1 news release. Along with the human cases, there have been the detection of West Nile Virus in five birds and one horse.
D - DEET - use DEET, picardin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR3535. The risk of serious illness or death is low.
As of July 24, to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were no confirmed cases of West Nile in either Virginia or the District of Columbia. Remove standing water from your property as that can often become breeding grounds for mosquitoes. "Be sure to wear long sleeve shirts and trousers".More news: Russian Federation prepares for biggest war games in its history
Keep weeds and tall grass cut short; adult mosquitoes look for these shady places to rest during the hot daylight hours.
Ensure door and window screens are in good condition so mosquitoes can not get inside.
For more information contact the health contact at 424-0272, www.columbiana-health.org or on Facebook.More news: Liberian president George Weah makes football comeback at 51