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West Nile Detected In Barboursville Mosquitoes
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on July 24, 2013 @ 5:09PM
Created on July 24, 2013 @ 11:40AM
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - The Cabell-Huntington Health Departments says the West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Barboursville.
Environmental health director Stan Mills tells The Herald-Dispatch that a pool of mosquitoes around a lake in Barboursville tested positive for the virus. He expects additional testing to find more infected mosquitoes in the coming weeks.
Health department director Dr. Harry Tweel says the mosquito-borne disease's symptoms can include fever, headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea or a body rash.
Earlier this month, mosquitoes infected with West Nile were detected in the Mid-Ohio Valley.
No human cases have been reported in West Virginia.
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