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Mosquito and tick season continues

Local health officials urge residents to take precautions

Although the calendar says late September, weather has continued to be summery with continued heat and moisture. These conditions have prolonged the flea and tick season and with them, continued the risk of West Nile Virus and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Barton County Health Department is warning local residents that we are not out of the woods yet.
Area residents are advised to be vigilant in preventing mosquito and tick bites this fall, said department Director Lily Akings. West Nile Virus and Rocky Mountain spotted fever are illnesses that can be serious.
West Nile Virus is transmitted to humans from ...

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