West Nile Virus Hits Michigan

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Maquette, MIMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) - Michigan health officials say the first West Nile virus (WNV) activity for Michigan this summer has been identified in a mosquito pool from Saginaw County.

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) is urging residents to apply repellents during peak mosquito biting periods such as dusk and dawn and to drain standing water around their homes.  Further, the mosquitoes that can transmit WNV are on the rise in Michigan according to the state’s mosquito control districts.

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