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West Nile detected in Hill County mosquitoes

 


Summer is a prime time for exposure to mosquitos in Montana, and Hill County recently has had two mosquito pools test positive for West Nile virus.

A person bitten by an infected mosquito might become infected and develop West Nile fever or a more severe illness, such as brain infections like West Nile meningitis or encephalitis. Removing mosquito breeding areas and preventing mosquito bites are two ways to help to prevent being exposed to West Nile virus.

“The best way to prevent West Nile virus is to prevent mosquito bites,” said Hill County Public Health Director Kim Larson. “Th...



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