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Department of Health Detects West Nile in Grand Forks County

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Another reminder tonight to wear that bug spray. The North Dakota Department of Health tells us they found a mosquito pool that has tested positive for West Nile virus in Grand Forks County.

This is the first indication that West Nile has been transmitted to mosquitoes in North Dakota so far this summer. And health department employees say now more than ever, it's crucial to take the right precautions.

"Wearing long sleeve shirts and pants if possible when going outside. Making sure that they're avoiding going outdoors between dusk and dawn because that's when mosquitoes are going to be the most active," says Alicia Lepp of the department.

For more information, you can contact Lepp at 1.800.472.2180.


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