Tulsa County mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus

Ponca City Now - June 24, 2015 11:57 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Health officials say mosquitoes in Tulsa County have tested positive for the West Nile virus.

The Tulsa Health Department says recent rainfall likely led to an increase in the bugs’ population. Spraying efforts are being concentrated in locations where the mosquitoes tested positive for the virus.

According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, two people have been infected by the virus this year, but that no deaths have been reported. Neither case was in Tulsa County.

The Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/1LBs96H ) reports that residents are encouraged to use insect repellants and wear long-sleeved clothing.

The mosquito-carried virus can cause symptoms such as fever, fatigue, aches and rash.

 

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