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October 5, 2013

Decatur County mosquito tests positive for West Nile virus

GREENSBURG — The Decatur County Health Department has announced that Decatur County is positive for mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus.

No human cases have been confirmed at this time. Although we are approaching the end of mosquito season, the mosquitos that harbor the West Nile virus will continue to be active until the first hard freeze. The disease is one of birds, transmitted by mosquitoes, but can also cause illness in humans and horses. All citizens are urged to take the following precautions and check your property for any areas that harbor or provide a breeding site for mosquitoes.

In your neighborhood, to protect your family and friends:

• Remove tall weeds and grass on your property.

• Repair failed or discharging septic systems.

• Dispose of, or empty, any water-holding containers on your property, like buckets or flowerpots.

• Pay special attention to discarded tires that may have collected on your property and dispose of them.

• Drill holes in the bottom of garbage containers that are left outdoors to let water drain out.

• Clean clogged roof gutters; remove leaves and debris that may prevent drainage of water.

• Turn over plastic wading pools and wheelbarrows when not in use.

• Do not allow water to stagnate in birdbaths. Aerate ornamental ponds or stock them with fish.

• Keep your swimming pool clean and properly chlorinated; remove standing water from pool covers.

On the farm, to protect your livestock and investment:

• Clean livestock pens regularly and manage manure storage to avoid standing water.

• Dispose of any junk equipment that may be holding water.

• Empty stock tanks or other containers used for watering every four days.

• Maintain barnyard area to allow rainwater to drain and reduce accumulated manure. Avoid drainage to streams.

• Install gutters on buildings, including barns, so water drains and will not stand in low areas in the barnyard.

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