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Dane County mosquitos test positive for West Nile virus


August 15, 2019

Mosquitoes found in Dane County have tested positive for West Nile virus. Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) monitors mosquito traps across the county during summer months. This is the first positive test for West Nile virus in Dane County mosquitoes this year.

“Finding mosquitoes with West Nile virus is in our community means residents need to continue their efforts to prevent mosquito bites to protect themselves from getting the virus,” says John Hausbeck, PHMDC Environmental Health Supervisor.

West Nile virus is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosq...

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