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July 2, 2003

Lowndes County - The Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus has shown up in another South Georgia county.

A dead horse found in northern Lowndes County and a mosquito trapped near Statenville tested positive for the disease. County officials say they're taking proper procedures to keep the disease from spreading.

"We're spraying heavily in all areas within a two mile radius of where the horse and mosquito was found," said Joe Pritchard, County Manager. "The public has no reason to be alarmed."

Three horses in Berrien County tested positive for sleeping sickness last month.

Health officials encourage people to avoid being outdoors at sun-up and sundown, and wear insect repellent with deet.

posted at 3:45 by ashley.harper@walb.com