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By Gig Conaughton
San Diego County Communications Office 

Supervisor Cox, health officials kick off mosquito, West Nile Virus prevention season


Last updated 4/29/2019 at 9:25am

County Supervisor Greg Cox and public health and environmental health officials held a West Nile virus prevention kickoff event Tuesday to remind the public that it’s time again for everyone to protect themselves against mosquitoes and the diseases they can spread.

Surrounded by “Fight the Bite” educational materials, mosquito-eating fish and real-life examples of where homeowners might find dangerous standing water around their homes, Cox and county public health officer Dr. Wilma Wooten said mosquito-borne illnesses pose a health threat every year.

The event, centered on the county...

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