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West Nile Virus Cases Peak in 2012


(Memphis) The West Nile Virus cases reported through 2012 is the highest number reported to the Centers for Disease Control in nearly ten years.

A new report from the Shelby County Health Department shows preventative measures are key in combating the virus.

The report stresses the importance of using programs like surveillance and using E-P-A approved chemicals to control both the mosquito larve and adult mosquitoes.

Shelby County has 14 confirmed cases of the West Nile Virus this year.

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