Health officials in Camden County are reminding residents to protect themselves from mosquitoes after confirming the first human case of West Nile Virus in the county.
Officials have confirmed that a 68-year-old woman tested positive for the virus and are now working with the Camden County Mosquito Control Commission to conduct additional spraying and mosquito testing in the area.
West Nile is a serious and sometimes fatal illness, which is why health officials are urging residents to take the proper steps to help minimize their risk of getting the disease.
Be sure to always use insect repellent whenever going outdoors. Remove any standing water from your property as that can often become a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
And check and repair screen doors to help prevent mosquitoes from entering your home.
For more information, or to report a problem, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at 856-566-2945.