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Fifth case of West Nile confirmed in Oklahoma County, officials say

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OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Okla. — Officials have confirmed the fifth case of West Nile Virus in Oklahoma.

None of the cases that have been reported this year have resulted in death.

Here are 4 ways to protect yourself from the possibly deadly mosquito bite.

  1. Drain standing water on your property so mosquitoes won’t breed
  2. Use insect repellent that contains DEET on your clothes
  3. Stay indoors at dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most prevelant
  4. Dress in long sleeves and pants and spray repellent on your clothes

Symptoms of West Nile include fever, headache, body ache, and sometimes a rash. Babies and elderly are the most susceptible to the illness.

Contact your doctor immediately if your symptoms are severe.

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