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Two more West Nile virus samples found in Carbon

Published August 01. 2012 05:02PM

The Pennsylvania West Nile Control Program has announced that two more Carbon County mosquito samples have tested positive for the West Nile virus.

The report, released Tuesday, explains that the samples were collected from Jim Thorpe and Lower Towamensing Township. These were the second and third positive results in the county this year.

A total of 17 mosquito samples were collected and 10 were tested to date.

This makes a total of 982 mosquitoes and 17 birds that have tested positive for West Nile virus across the state.

On Monday, the state announced that a sample taken from Palmerton also tested positive for West Nile virus.

For more information on the Pennsylvania West Nile Control Program or for updated list of results by county, visit http://www.westnile.state.pa.us/surv.htm

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