More Positive Samples of West Nile Found in Atlantic County

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ATLANTIC COUNTY, N.J. -

The Atlantic County Division of Public Health is taking more steps to control mosquitoes in the area after four more samples tested positive for West Nile.

The department is conducting further mosquito surveillance and implementing additional control measures in portions of Hammonton, Pleasantville, and Northfield where the samples were found.

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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