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West Nile Virus Found at Dover Air Force Base

Entrance to Dover Air Force Base.

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — Officials at Dover Air Force Base say a mosquito found there has tested positive for West Nile virus.

Officials say the discovery has prompted plans for a civil engineer squadron on base to begin treating standing water in the housing area with a larvicidal treatment, killing the larva before they become adults and a possible health threat.

Officials say the larvicides being used are safe for the environment and non-toxic to children and pets.

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