West Nile Virus Found In Northeast Nebraska Mosquitoes

By: associated press Email
By: associated press Email

The Northeast Nebraska Health Department in Wayne, Ne. says mosquitoes in the area have tested positive for West Nile virus.

Mosquitoes collected from sites near Ponca and Wayne have tested
positive for the virus.

West Nile virus is transmitted to humans through the bite of a
mosquito that has picked up the virus by feeding on an infected
bird.

The health department is asking people in Cedar, Dixon, Thurston
and Wayne counties to be aware that the virus is present in the
area and to take precautions.

Those include using insect repellent and wearing long sleeves and pants at dawn and dusk, as well as draining standing water where mosquitoes breed.


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