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September 12, 2005

Valdosta - Mosquitoes carrying a deadly disease have been found in South Georgia.

A mosquito pool collected in central Valdosta tested positive for West Nile Virus. This is the peak season for the disease, and city leaders are stepping up spraying efforts to help control the pest population.

"We've saturated that area and we will probably spray about five days in and around that area to make sure we don't have any additional positive pools," said John L. Whitehead, Public Works Director.

Citizens are encouraged to get rid of all standing water around their homes and wear insect repellent when outdoors. You can pick also up free larvicide tablets at the Lowndes County Fire and Rescue Headquarters on the Madison Highway.

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