The case reminds us that we are getting into the high-risk period with the arrival of hot weather, state public wellness officer Dr. Mark Horton stated in a statement released Thursday. The unidentified guy, from Kern County, was hospitalized. The state Department of Health Services declined to supply further information. The federal government Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported four other cases by June 13: two in Texas and one each in Mississippi and Colorado. Last year, the CDC counted about 3,000 West Nile cases nationwide, including 119 deaths. The virus is transmitted to humans through mosquito bites. Most infected people hardly ever get sick, but up to about 20 % develop mostly gentle flu-like symptoms.Co-authors are Wendy J. Mack, Ph.D.; Howard N. Hodis, M.D.; Michael Jerrett, Ph.D.; Laurie LaBree, M.S.; Frank Gilliland, M.D., Ph.D.; Duncan Thomas, Ph.D.; John Peters, M.D., Sc.D.; and doctoral pupil Bernardo Beckermann. Using questionnaires done by the parents and caregivers of the small children before and following the injections, the researchers could actually ascertain that 70 percent of the full total techniques for the seven kids were effective, with the respondents reporting minor to marked improvement, and all stating they might opt for the Botox treatments again.

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