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City Health Officials Share Precautions To Buzz Off Mosquitoes Carrying West Nile

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City health officials are urging New Yorkers to take precaution after mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus were identified in the city.

Eleven mosquito pools have tested positive for the disease so far this year.

No human cases have been reported.

Health officials say avoiding mosquito bites is the best defense against contracting the potentially deadly disease.

For those planning on spending time outdoors, officials suggest several steps, including using mosquito repellent.

Officials also encourage residents to remove standing water from their property, which attracts bugs.

For more information on the West Nile Virus, visit www.health.ny.gov.

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