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West Nile virus found in Glynn sample
Another mosquito pool has tested positive for West Nile virus in Glynn County.

Samples collected from the area of south Brunswick returned positive from the lab for the virus, said Glynn County spokeswoman Candice Temple.

"The mosquito control division continues to spray the south end of Brunswick and Andrew's Island daily," Temple said.

Four mosquito pool samples tested positive for the virus prior to the south Brunswick sample. Beginning in early August, pools testing positive were collected from Selden Park on U.S. 341, Fairway Oaks on U.S. 17, Old Jesup Road and Mallery Park on St. Simons Island.

Temple added that no human cases of West Nile have been reported in Glynn County so far.

A man in Bryan County, north of Brunswick, has tested positive for the virus in recent months.

The elderly and very young are most susceptible to West Nile.

Symptoms include fever, headache, tiredness and body aches. It can also include a skin rash on the trunk of the body and swollen lymph glands. Health department officials recommend people venturing outdoors apply an insect repellent with DEET.



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