Protect the family from West Nile Virus confirmed in Maryland

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mosquitoThree cases of West Nile Virus cases have been confirmed in Maryland, according to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

These are the first confirmed cases of WNV in Maryland in 2013. All three infected individuals are adults who live in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area. West Nile virus has also been detected in mosquito pools collected in Montgomery County and Worcester County. A mosquito pool is a group of mosquitoes collected at one of several trap sites across the state.

"This is the time of year we see West Nile virus cases in Maryland," said DHMH Secretary Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein. "Our first confirmed cases of the season should serve as a reminder for all Maryland residents to take the basic steps that can reduce the risk of getting infected."


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