West Nile Found In Grand Forks

Grand Forks health officials have confirmed the first West Nile Virus case of the season in a crow. Officials are reminding people to take precautions to avoid the mosquito borne illness. Todd Hanson of the Grand Forks Health Department says they’ll ramp up the testing program. In addition the first ground spray of the summer season is set for Thursday night.

People can reduce their risk by using insect repellent…limiting time outdoors…covering up with long pants…and shirts and getting rid of standing water where mosquitoes can breed.

Symptoms of West Nile include fever, headache, body aches and rash.

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