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08-09-02

West Nile

The number of West Nile virus cases continues to rise in the state, but officials say don't be overly alarmed.  The Arkansas Health Department confirms the virus has been found in 70 birds in 21 counties. In addition to that...there has been one suspected human case in Union County, which the Center for Disease Control is now reviewing. Also, nine human blood samples are being screened from people who think they may have it. Despite these statistics, Craighead County health official Greg Hogue is asking people to relax and not panic. Hogue says people should continue enjoying their summer. If you're outdoors...use bug spray...and if you spot a dead bluejay or crow, bring it down to the Craighead County Health Department....they'll then send it to the lab in Little Rock. The County Health Department is located at 2920 Mcclellan Drive in Jonesboro.
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