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West Nile Virus confirmed in Jefferson County

A mosquito carrying the West Nile Virus has been confirmed in Jefferson County. A spokes person with Public Health Solutions says this shouldn’t be made into a crisis, but is just a reminder to take precautions with mosquitos. Peak season for mosquitos is August and September but with the dry weather this year, that may be unpredictable. Public Health Solutions advised area residents concerned about West Nile Virus to wear long-sleeved shirts with pants and socks, avoid going out at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active, and apply mosquito repellent containing DEET.

About Kevin Rippe

Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.