Positive Sample of West Nile Virus Discovered in Atlantic County

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LINWOOD, N.J. -

Health officials in Atlantic County say an additional mosquito sample has tested positive for the West Nile Virus, in Linwood.

Two earlier samples were found in Northfield earlier in July.

While health officials note that it is not unusual to find positive samples in the summer and fall, there are a few steps you can take to minimize the risk of West Nile Virus.

Be sure to use insect repellent whenever going outdoors.

Remove standing water from your property as that is often where mosquito breeding grounds are found.

And it's also a good idea to clean clogged gutters and check and repair screen doors.

For more information about West Nile Virus, visit aclink.org/publichealth.

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