Montco woman has West Nile virus

July 22, 2008 1:02:55 PM PDT
State health officials say they have this year's first confirmed human case of West Nile virus in Pennsylvania. The Health Department says the 27-year-old Lower Merion Township woman is recovering and has been discharged from a hospital.

The state health secretary, Dr. Calvin Johnson, says the mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus are most active around dawn and dusk. Among other advice, Johnson says people should consider wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants and socks when going outdoors, especially around dawn and dusk.

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