Officials Confirm West Nile Virus Case in Atlantic County

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ATLANTIC COUNTY, N.J. -

The dangerous West Nile Virus season continues as the latest case has been confirmed in an Atlantic County resident.

On Friday, October 5th, officials with the Atlantic County Division of Public Health reported their first case of West Nile Virus in 2018.

Health officials say the resident did not require hospitalization and is currently recovering under doctor’s care.

This has been a particularly active year for the virus in New Jersey with 43 cases of West Nile Virus confirmed as of Saturday, September 29th.

West Nile Virus is carried by infected mosquitoes and can be transmitted to birds, animals and humans.

Symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control, may include a fever, headache and body aches, skin rashes and swollen lymph glands.

Residents are reminded to help control the mosquito population by removing any standing water from their property.

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