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West Nile still a problem

(West Nile Virus still a danger)…The Imperial County Public Health Department made the announcement Thursday.

The Department is encouraging Imperial County residents to continue taking precautions to prevent West Nile Virus. They are advising residents to continue to wear mosquito repellent when spending time outdoors, especially during the early morning hours and at dusk, when mosquitoes are most active. The local health department says one human case of West Nile was reported this month. The Health Department says the recent rains have left standing water in many parts of the Imperial County, and that is where mosquito activity thrives. Deputy Director of Environmental Services, Jeff Lemoure, says it is important that residents remain vigilant and continue to take precautions to protect themselves and their families from West Nile Virus. Contact the Health Department for more information.