More mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in DeKalb

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 1, 2015 at 3:40 a.m.



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

ATLANTA (AP) — DeKalb County officials are urging residents to take precautions as more mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus.

An official with the county's environmental health division, Juanette Willis, said two human infections have been reported so far.

WSB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1ICJQ24 ) that in one week, the number of mosquito samples that tested positive as carriers nearly doubled from 37 to 70.

County workers found mosquitoes that tested positive at a park in Avondale Estates and 17 other locations across the metro Atlanta county.

The virus tends to spike in August, September and October.

___

Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast