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Yavapai County Reports First Case Of West Nile Virus Since 2012

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The first case of West Nile Virus in nine years has been reported in Yavapai County. The last time the county had a case of West Nile was in 2012. The Yavapai County Community Health Services office says they have begun trapping mosquitos, and will until the end of October. They say about 70-percent of the mosquitos the county has trapped have been flood water mosquitos due to the Monsoons. However these mosquitos are not known to transmit diseases. To protect yourself from the West Nile Virus, apply insect repellent when outdoors, be aware of peak mosquito hours, drain standing water, install or repair screens and protect your animals. Health officials have no further information.