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Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in Adams and Erie Counties

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Mosquito Isolated on WhiteThe following is a list of the new mosquito/bird positives for the day:

Mosquito Positives – (2)

• Adams – Straban Township

• Erie – Harborcreek Township

These collections are the first detected resurfacing of West Nile this year. This should remind everyone to take commonsense steps to protect against mosquito bites, such as wearing a Centers for Disease Control approved insect repellent and dumping standing water around personal property.

Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and County West Nile Virus staff will perform additional surveillance and control activities as needed in these areas.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection/PA West Nile Control Program