West Nile virus cases continued to be reported in Oklahoma
The state Health Department on Thursday reported five additional cases of West Nile virus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state this year to 160.
Public health officials recommend residents continue to use mosquito repellent when enjoying time outside and wear long sleeves and pants. Also, it's important to remove stagnant water from around your home, for it could serve as a mosquito breeding ground.
The mosquito population is expected to go into hibernation once Oklahoma gets its first freeze, which usually occurs around the first week of November.
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