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Public Health Officials urge Mosquito Prevention Tips

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed twenty-four mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus in Lowndes County. Public Health Officials continue to encourage South Georgians to guard against exposure to mosquitoes.

Mosquito-Borne Illness Confirmed in Lowndes County

Public Health officials are encouraging South Georgians to wear mosquito spray whenever outdoors to guard against mosquito-borne illnesses. A horse in Lowndes County has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).

First Human Case of WNV in Georgia

Symptoms of WNV include headache, fever, neck discomfort, muscle and joint aches, swollen lymph nodes, and a rash – that usually develop three to 15 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito.