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Virginia Identifies Record Number of West Nile Virus Cases

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RICHMOND, Va.- The Virginia Department of Health has identified a record number of human cases of the West Nile Virus.

The department said that as of Oct. 1, there have been a total of 38 cases reported in Virginia. State Health Commissioner M. Norman Oliver, who said that Virginia hitting a record high number of cases this late in the year, is reminding the public to continue to protect themselves even as the seasons change. 

"These cases serve as a reminder that mosquitoes that transmit WNV can be active as late as the end of October here in Virginia and so we are advising the public to avoid mosquito bites until the first frost.”

The Department of Health is urging people to use EPA registered insect repellents or to cover up in order to avoid the mosquito-borne disease. 

For more information on where the WNV cases are located, you can visit the Department of Health website: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/environmental-epidemiology/west-nile-virus-data/ .

 

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