West Nile Virus found in Jefferson County

West Nile Virus found in Jefferson County

West Nile Virus found in Jefferson County

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by KMOV Web Producer

KMOV.com

Posted on July 16, 2012 at 4:26 PM

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Mosquitoes in Jefferson County have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

The Jefferson County Health Department will be controling the mosquito population this week in the affected areas.

The department recommends using insect repellents with DEET or Picaridin and to wear light colored clothes when outside.

They also say to remove standing water in things such as waste tires, cans, buckets and other containers that can hold stagnate water.

To report a mosquito breeding source or for more information contact the Jefferson County Health Department Environmental Servie Section at (636)-797-3737 ext. 3 or visits jeffcohealth.com.

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