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Mosquito Borne Disease Found in Cape May County

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According to the the Cape May  Department of Mosquito Control the mosquito borne disease know as “EEE” has been found in a mosquito colletion in Dennis Township. 

The “EEE” stands for Eastern Equine Encephalitis. There have been no reported cases of E-E-E in New Jersey or Cape May County.

Earlier this week The health department found mosqutio breeding pools that have tested positive for the West Nile virus in Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Passaic and Union counties. No cases of West Nile have been reported.

Officials are encouraging you to take precautions agaisnt all mosquito borne diseases.  Here are some tips on what you can do:

Use insect repellent

Wear long sleeves and long pants when outdoors

Repairing holes in screens for windows and doors

Eliminate areas of standing water where mosquitoes can breed.

Remove anything  that can collect standing water.

For more info on how to protect yourself from any mosquito- borne diseases click here..



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