TULSA, Okla. – Mosquito bites are relatively common throughout the month of August but authorities with the Tulsa City-County Health Department said recent tests showed that some of those bugs are dangerous.
Tests show that some mosquitoes in Oklahoma have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.
Authorities said they are now aggressively spraying throughout the city to kill any other mosquitoes that may be infected.
So far, no human cases of the virus have been reported.
Symptoms include fever, headache, dizziness and muscle weakness.
Before you get sick, health officials urge that you use insect repellent that contains DEET whenever you go outdoors.
Residents are also encouraged to check their property for any standing water.