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August 7, 2013

Mosquitoes test positive here for West Nile

NEW CASTLE — Four mosquitoes sampled in Neshannock and Pulaski townships and New Wilmington borough have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

The samples are recorded on the state’s West Nile control program website.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the county’s West Nile Virus staff are responding with additional surveillance and control measures as needed, they said in a prepared statement.

People can take precautionary measures around their homes to eliminate mosquito-breeding areas and reduce their risk of contracting West Nile, which is transmitted to humans through bites of mosquitoes that carry the disease.

More information about West Nile virus and the state’s surveillance and control program is available online at www.westnile.state.pa.us.

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