This is the first detection in Jackson County this year.
Officials say last year, West Nile Virus was found in a total of eight mosquito samples between August and September.
Residents are asked to take basic precautions against mosquitoes. West Nile Virus is spread to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes.
If you experience any flu-like symptoms, contact your health care provider.
Jackson County Vector Control District says the following can be done to protect against mosquitoes:
- Get rid of any sources of standing water around your home
- Avoid outdoor activities at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active
- Use mosquito repellent containing DEET, eucalyptus or lemon oil, or Picardin
- Wear long-sleeved shirts and pants when outdoors
- Make sure screen doors and windows are in good condition.
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