West Nile virus found in Chatham County

(MGN Graphic)

The West Nile Virus has made an appearance in the western portions of Chatham County.

Mosquito Control confirms samplings of mosquitoes collected in the Pooler area have tested positive for the virus.

They say that means the virus is actively circulating in local mosquito populations this year.

No human cases have been confirmed in the Coastal Health District this year and mosquito control personnel are scheduling control operations, the release stated.

Experts say mosquitoes with the virus are more likely to bite during the evening, night and early mornings.

They recommend getting rid of standing water around your home, clean out your gutters and remove piles of leaves to reduce areas that attract mosquitoes.

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