The California Department of Public Health confirmed two fatal cases of the West Nile virus in humans on Monday. One of the deaths were in Yuba County, hitting very close to home. Health officials say there have been at least 56 human cases of West Nile in 21 California counties in 2018, and 422 dead birds have tested positive for the virus. Anyone over the age of 60 or those that have diabetes or hypertension are urged to take extra precaution when going outside. Mosquito repellent would be ideal to use until the season is over. We are also encouraged to drain any kind of standing water in our area.