Cape May County Man Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

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CAPE MAY COUNTY, N.J. -

Officials in Cape May County are reminding everyone in the community to take the proper steps to protect themselves from mosquitoes after a man tested positive for West Nile Virus.

Health officials say the Cape May County resident is currently recovering at a local hospital after he tested positive for the viral disease on August 28th.

This year, the Cape May County Department of Mosquito Control has collected 11 positive mosquitoes samples in the county.

West Nile is a serious and sometimes fatal disease, which is why health officials are urging residents across South Jersey to take proper steps 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 can often become breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

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

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