Hamilton moves threat of West Nile from low to moderate

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Last year, 26 people in the city contracted West Nile.

Although West Nile has been present in West Springfield before, Galloway told Reminder Publications there is no reason to sound the alarm. Use a repellent with DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide), permethrin, picaridin (KBR 3023), IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus [p-methane 3, 8-diol (PMD)] according to the instructions on the product label.

According to Ashlyn Becton, the City of Valdosta uses every resource available to protect its citizens from mosquito-borne diseases through a Public Works operated spraying and larvicide program, a joint surveillance program with Valdosta State University and Lowndes County, and through public education. Consider rescheduling outdoor activities that occur during evening or early morning.

The agency suggests that homeowners clear any standing water around their properties, because that's where the bugs like to lay their eggs. Empty any unused flowerpots and wading pools, and change water in birdbaths frequently.

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A man in his 70s living in Penn Hills was bitten in mid-July by a mosquito carrying the virus. Standing water and warmth breed mosquitoes. Public Health especially recommends doing this at dawn and dusk. Horse owners should keep horses in indoor stalls at night to reduce their risk of exposure to mosquitoes. The health department did not disclose the man's name.

There have been no reports of people affected with the disease in the area.

Protect children sensitive to insect bites with repellent and cover exposed skin -- there are many preparations sold in drug stores and camping sections of local stores that are formulated for adults as well as children.

The Allegheny County Health Department was scheduled to spray a pesticide on Thursday or Friday in Pittsburgh's North Side and West End neighborhoods to kill mosquitoes.