Thursday, August 16, 2012

First Mosquito Carrying West Nile Virus Found in Chautauqua County

It's nothing to be alarmed about but the The Chautauqua County Department of Health has received notification from the New York State Department of Health of the first West Nile virus positive mosquito pool in Chau-tauqua County since August of 2006. It's a good time to take precautions. Like wearing socks and shoes, long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and applying mosquito repellent particularly when around wooded areas and at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active. Getting rid of standing water on your property is also a good idea as well to cut down on breeding. 

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