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County says West Nile Virus is Rising in Mosquito Samples

County says West Nile Virus is Rising in Mosquito Samples



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Salt Lake County is warning residents to take precautions against mosquitoes.

Tests are showing a dramatic rise in number of mosquito samples testing positive for West Nile virus.

Salt Lake County Mosquito Abatement Districts have no plans to spray emergency pesticide from the air. But there will be some ground fogging in certain neighborhoods.

They say mosquito numbers should be dropping as the summer ends. Don't forget to wear long sleeves at dusk and dawn and use DEET.

It's also a good idea to get rid of standing water.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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