West Nile virus still in Iowa

West Nile virus

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MASON CITY, Iowa – It’s cooler outside now and we are in the middle of a late season drought, but there is still risk of an illness linked to a summer bug.

Fall is not too far away, and until then, even in the dry weather, mosquitoes will still be out.

And that has the Brian Hanft at the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health reminding folks to take extra precautions when it comes to keeping clear of the West Nile virus.

“To ask me if anything is different this year, it’s not. The thing that the state and we are constantly saying is people need to take personal precautions regardless of the time of the year,” said Hanft.

Folks are reminded to wear long sleeves along and mosquito spray.

For other information on the West Nile virus, go to http://www.cghealth.com/.


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