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West Nile virus found in Franklin Co. mosquitoes

August 27, 2009

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- At least four samples of mosquitoes in Franklin County, Pa., recently tested positive for West Nile virus.

Two positive samples were found in Hamilton Township, one in Greene Township and one in Washington Township, according to a news release from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

Five samples in Franklin County have tested positive this year, the DEP's Web site shows. Seventy-three mosquito samples, one human and two birds tested positive statewide so far, the site reports.

Franklin County was a state leader for positive results for several years, especially in 2006, when it had 65 positive samples, more than double the next highest county.

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