State Health Department says New Jersey doing perfect job combating West Nile

According to the State Health Department, New Jersey is doing a perfect job combating the West Nile virus.

So far, there have been no human cases of the mosquito-borne illness in New Jersey this season. However, State Epidemiologist Eddy Bresnitz says there are still four weeks left of the season, and most of the people got infected last year between late July and mid to late September.

Bresnitz urges people to continue to wear mosquito repellant, gloves, shirts and pants. He also says people should remove standing water from their properties and fix the screening on their doors and windows.

According to the Sate Health Department, there were 34 human cases of the virus reported in New Jersey last year.

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