Officials in Atlantic County say West Nile Virus has been confirmed in two more mosquito samples that were collected late last month.

These are the fourth and fifth samples that have tested positive for the virus in the county this year.

The most recent samples were collected on August 24th from the 6400 block of Holly Street in Hamilton Township and also at 10th Avenue and Duerer Street in Egg Harbor City.

There are no reported human cases of the virus at this time.

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Officials say, "County public health and mosquito control officials are conducting mosquito surveillance, implementing additional control measures and providing educational materials to area residents and businesses."

West Nile virus is carried by infected mosquitoes and can be transmitted to birds, animals, and humans. Health officials encourage residents to reduce their risk and the spread of West Nile virus by reducing their exposure to mosquito bites.

For more information about West Nile virus, visit the Atlantic County Web site or call the Division of Public Health at (609) 645-5971.

SOURCE: Atlantic County press release, 09/02/21

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