Health officials say mosquitos test positive for West Nile in Kings County

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Health officials in Kings County said mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus for the first time this year. (KFSN)

Health officials in Kings County said mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus for the first time this year. The three samples were collected in the city of Hanford.

Statewide, a total of 191 dead birds and 185 mosquito samples have tested positive for the virus.

No human cases have been reported.

Symptoms of West Nile Virus in humans include headache, body ache, and vomiting-- among other things.

Officials said you can protect yourself from mosquitoes that may carry the virus by using insect repellent when outdoors and by making sure pools and spas are properly maintained.
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