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Mercersburg area to be sprayed today

September 26, 2006|by JENNIFER FITCH

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - The Borough of Mercersburg and surrounding townships are scheduled to be sprayed for mosquitoes today.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said it plans to use trucks to mist Pyrocide 7396, which stays aloft and kills flying mosquitoes. The spraying is dependent on weather conditions.

Franklin County, Pa., continues to lead the state with the number of positive West Nile virus samples. All but six of Franklin County's 58 positive samples were found in mosquito testing.

A 5-year-old county girl fell sick with the virus in early September but reportedly has recovered.

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