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State official: Prevent West Nile virus with insect repellent, mosquito control

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PIERRE -- As the weather warms up and the risk of mosquito bites increases, now is the time for South Dakotans to get in the habit of using insect repellent to prevent West Nile virus.


"Just as we prepare for flu season each fall, we need to be prepared for the West Nile virus every summer," said Dr. Lon Kightlinger, state epidemiologist for the South Dakota Department of Health.

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