Mosquitoes in Millcreek Township test positive for West Nile Virus

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You can add Millcreek to the growing list of Erie County Communities that have seen mosquitoes test positive for the West Nile Virus.

The Erie County Department of Health confirmed that a mosquito group collected in Millcreek on August 29th has come back positive for the West Nile Virus.

Two groups tested earlier in August were found to have West Nile Virus in Harborcreek, the other in the southeast corner of the City of Erie. Now, a group has been found in Millcreek Township.

West Nile is carried by certain types of mosquitoes and can, in severe cases, cause swelling of human brain tissue.

So far, there have been no human cases of West Nile this year, but experts still suggest that you drain gutters, tires, and containers that can hold standing water.

You can find more information at www.westnile.state.pa.us.

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