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West Nile Virus Detected In Marion County

The first mosquitoes of the season carrying West Nile Virus in Marion County have been detected.

The Marion County Health Department says they were found in surveillance traps in Washington Township.  So far, they've detected no human cases of West Nile this year.  July is when West Nile is usually detected in the county.  No human cases were reported in Marion County in 2013.  Most people infected by mosquitoes in question don't show immediate symptoms.  In rare and advanced cases, West Nile Virus can lead to encephalitis or meningitis. 

The Health Department advises folks to follow the "four Ds" of mosquito control: stay indoors from dusk until dawn, dress wearing long sleeves and pants, use insect repellent that contains DEET and drain even tiny amounts of standing water from around your property.

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