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Stay safe during Fair time


Panhandle Public Health District reminds those enjoying the festivities this week to stay healthy during the county fair.

Because many events take place near dusk when mosquitos are most active, PPHD wants the public to remember to protect themselves against the bugs. Mosquito pools in multiple areas of the panhandle have tested positive for West Nile virus. There have been more than 33 positive tests across the state.

“We’re seeing a huge increase in West Nile virus,” said Tabi Prochazka, environmental health coordinator at PPHD.

She predicts that this number will continue to rise...

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