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Mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus found in Oklahoma County


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Health officials say mosquitoes found in Oklahoma County have tested positive for the potentially fatal West Nile Virus.

The Oklahoma City-County Health Department reports that experts confirmed mosquitoes have tested positive for the virus, however there are no reported human cases of the virus.

Agency Public Health Protection Director Phil Maytubby says recent rain and warm weather created an environment favorable for virus-carrying mosquitoes.

Oklahoma State Department of Health records show no deaths in the state due to the virus last year, but 10 deaths were reco...

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