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Mosquito Spraying in Dublin Tonight After West Nile Found

Updated: Thursday, July 31 2014, 12:03 PM EDT
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DUBLIN (Sean Rowe) -- Mosquito traps set weekly throughout Dublin confirmed positive West Nile virus in the west sections of Dublin, City of Dublin officials report.

To reduce the number of adult mosquitoes, Franklin County Public Health will be spraying the following areas in Dublin, south of Post Road and west of I-270, starting at 8:45 p.m. Thursday.

To see a map of the areas being sprayed Thursday, please click here.

The Irish Festival grounds south of Post Road are not included as indicated on the map.

The entire Irish Festival grounds north and south of Post Road were sprayed for mosquitoes Wednesday.

Health officials offer the following as precautionary steps to protect against mosquito bites:

 - Wear insect repellant containing DEET (follow package directions).
 - Limit outdoor activity at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
 - Eliminate all standing water around your home (mosquitoes breed in water and it doesn't take much time).Mosquito Spraying in Dublin Tonight After West Nile Found
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