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West Nile Virus is a concern in the Panhandle


Mosquito pools from the Panhandle have recently tested positive for West Nile Virus.

“Finding the virus in mosquito’s serves as a warning that the virus continues to pose a risk to people in the Panhandle,” said Tabi Prochazka, Environmental Health Coordinator for Panhandle Public Health District.

Panhandle residents are urged to exercise caution outdoors.

“It only takes one mosquito bite for you to become infected with West Nile Virus”, stated Prochazka.

She urged residents to follow these simple precautions:

• Use a mosquito repellant that contains DEET.

• Wear long-sle...

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