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July 23, 2012

Vigo confirms first positive West Nile sampling

TERRE HAUTE — The Vigo County Health Department has confirmed its first positive pool (sampling) of mosquitoes for the West Nile Virus. The sampling of mosquitoes was collected on July 6.

In a news release today, the department advises:

• If you do have to go outside during this time wear a long sleeved shirt and apply insect repellent containing DEET

• Maintain windows and door screens to keep mosquitoes out of your home

• Inspect and clean rain gutters

• Walk around your property and look for any containers that can hold water or have standing water-unused flower pots, wading pools, bird baths, dog dishes, or any type of container that can hold water and has been left for more than a day.

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