Mosquitoes infected with West Nile found in Or Yehuda, Eilat

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May 21, 2015 15:17

 
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During routine inspections last week, Environmental Protection Ministry officials discovered mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus near the city of Eilat and in the drainage canal of Or Yehuda, a city just southeast of Tel Aviv.

After conducting laboratory tests in collaboration with the Health Ministry and the relevant local authorities, the ministry said on Thursday that its officials have elected to expand the scope of surveillance to minimize potential infection, as well as dry out stagnant water pools.


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