West Nile virus confirmed in 4 NJ towns

(AP) - Officials plan to spray afterconfirming mosquitoes tested positive for the West Nile virus infour Burlington County towns.

Residents of Beverly, Evesham, Maple Shade and WashingtonTownship are encouraged to stay indoors during tonight's spraying.

County spokesman Ralph Shrom tells The Courier-Post of CherryHill the positive results mostly came from traps near seweragetreatment plants.

West Nile virus is transmitted by mosquitoes that feed on birdsthat have the virus.

Most people exposed to it develop a mild virus. However, a76-year-old Camden County man last summer was the first WestNile-related death in New Jersey since 2008.

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