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Battling West Nile in Dougherty County

August 20, 2004

Albany -- Dougherty County public works will continue battling mosquitoes, as the West Nile virus returns to Georgia.

They've been spraying mosquitoes four nights a week since the spring. They also continue to spread larvaecide in standing water, fighting to stop West Nile virus by controlling the mosquito population.

 You can help, by eliminating standing water where mosquitoes breed. Public Works Director Gerald Kirksey said "Make sure they don't have any bird baths or flower pots that is holding water. If they would empty all those out, it would help us greatly."

The C.D.C. says this season 27 state have reported nearly 700 cases of West Nile, including 20 deaths.

posted at 3:40 PM by jimw@walb.com

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