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West Nile Virus infections are on the rise. Take precaution.

   The Clayton County Board of Health (CCBOH) strongly urges residents to take precautions against West Nile Virus (WNV). The health department recommends that residents remove water from standing containers-where mosquitoes thrive-and to observe the Five D's of WNV Prevention:

   Symptoms of WNV include headache, fever, neck discomfort, muscle and joint aches, swollen lymph nodes and a rash that usually develops three to 14 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. The elderly, persons with compromised immune systems, and those with underlying health conditions are at greater risk for complications from the disease. People with questions about WNV should contact the CCBOH Environmental Health Services Department at (678) 610-7469.

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