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Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in Lowndes Co.

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Health officials are urging south Georgians to protect themselves from mosquitoes.

Three mosquito samples have tested positive for the West Nile Virus in Lowndes County. Lowndes is one of only five counties in Georgia that tests mosquito pools for the illness. Thankfully health officials say so far this year's West Nile mosquito cases are low.

"We just want to take this opportunity to make the community aware that it is out there; just to remind you that you really need to be wearing that mosquito spray. And one of the most important things wright now is with the amount of rain we've been getting to dump any standing water," said Courtney Sheeley with South Health District.

So far this year only one Georgian has been infected by the West Nile virus in Brantley County.

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