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West Nile found in Fall River

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Olivia Cianci

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Mosquitoes tested near St. Patrick's Cemetery in Fall River have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

Weather permitting; mosquitoes will be sprayed for on Thursday July 25th at 2:00 am until 5:00 am in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Oak Grove Cemetery, and surrounding areas. Residents are advised to keep their windows closed Wednesday night.

There are many precautions that can be taken in order to avoid West Nile and all other mosquito-transmitted diseases. Precautions include being aware of mosquito peak hours (dusk to dawn), wearing repellant and long sleeve clothes at night, and draining all still water from around your home.

For more information regarding mosquitoes, repellants, and virus's, visit http://www.mas.gov/dph/wnv.

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