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Doctors Warning Kentucky About West Nile Virus

C.D.C officials say there were four cases of the West Nile Virus in 2007. The virus is linked to mosquito bites and since mosquitoes are heavier in July and August, doctors are warning Kentuckians to be cautious.

Doctor Barretta Casey with the UK Medical Center for Rural Health says folks should still be concerned with West Bile. Dr. Casey says to wear insect repellant with the ingredient "deet" in it. She says to also remember to wash with soap as soon as you get home if you were bitten by a mosquito. Most people who are bitten don't get sick, but about ten percent of cases of West Nile are fatal.


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