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Franklin County reports first case of West Nile this year

August 11, 2007

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Franklin County's first confirmed case of West Nile virus this year recently was found in a mosquito sample from Washington Township, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced Friday.

The department has been routinely spraying for mosquitoes since June.

Franklin County led the state in positive mosquito samples in 2006, with 59 samples confirmed as having the virus.

One human case has been reported this year and was confirmed in a Clearfield County resident.

For more information about West Nile virus in Pennsylvania, go to www.westnile.state.pa.us.

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