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The Orange County child is recovering after being diagnosed with the Nile West virus



SANTA ANA, Caliph. (KABC) – A child in Orange County is recovering after being diagnosed with West Nile virus and hospitalized, health officials announced on Monday.

The young patient, whose age and identity were not made public, is the first person in the county to be infected this year, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.

California has seen 10 infections so far in 2020.

Symptoms of the virus include fever, headache, vomiting, and rash. Symptoms can last for several days to months.

“The best way to avoid Nile West virus infection is to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites,” said Dr.

The city news service contributed to this report.

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