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7/22/05

West Nile Warning-Smith County

A Health Alert for people in Tyler. A Blue Jay has tested positive for West Nile Virus. It's the first case in the city, this year. The Health Department says the bird was found in the 28-hundred block of Amy Lane, near UT Tyler. The virus is carried by mosquitos. Here some ways to beat the bugs:

*Wear dark clothing with long sleeves and pants when heading outdoors at dusk, when mosquitos come out

*Wear insect repellent

*Get rid of standing water around your house

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