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West Nile virus surfaces in Ocean County

This season's first case of West Nile virus is logged in Ocean County, and health officials are using it to stress the need for precautions to prevent its spread.

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Wall woman is NJ’s second West Nile death

A 57-year-old Monmouth County woman has become the second person in New Jersey to die of West Nile Virus.

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Concerns About Mosquitoes

The possibility of contracting West Nile Encephalitis remains alive and well at the Jersey shore, after several dead birds and mosquitoes tested positive last year. Ocean County Health Department Spokeswoman Leslie Terjesen said there were no reported human contractions last year. 

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NJ’s First 2013 Case of West Nile Confirmed

New Jersey health officials have confirmed the state's first case of West Nile virus this year.

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NJ Residents Warned About Mosquito Threat [AUDIO]

State officials report the number of mosquito pools with positive West Nile virus readings is down more than 75 percent from a year ago at this same time, but another mosquito threat is looming.

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State Mosquito Control Efforts Appear to be Working [AUDIO]

There's no sign of the West Nile Virus and nothing out of the ordinary when it comes to the state's mosquito control efforts.

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New Mosquito Menace in New Jersey [AUDIO]

The cicadas are may be on the way out, but here comes the Asian tiger mosquito.

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Sandy-Debris a Breeding Ground for Mosquitoes, NJ Officials Warn [AUDIO]

State officials are voicing concern that all of the debris left in the wake of Superstorm Sandy more than 6 months ago could provide additional breeding grounds for mosquitoes that carry the West Nile Virus.

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West Nile Deaths Reach 4 in NJ

The death toll from the West Nile virus in New Jersey now stands at four, with fatalities recorded in Burlington, Gloucester, Ocean and Passaic counties.

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Eighth Case Of West Nile Virus For Ocean County

Another case of West Nile Virus in Ocean County brings the total for the season up to eight.

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