- Jun 1, 2012
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Mosquitoes in Lake Havasu are now testing positive for the West Nile Virus, officials said on July 31.
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. - Officials from Lake Havasu City are warning residents and visitors to avoid Body Beach after mosquitoes in the area tested positive for the West Nile virus on July 31.
The Mohave County Public Health Department confirmed the positive cases after conducting "routine mosquito surveillance" throughout the county.
Health officials recommend avoiding the Body Beach area of Lake Havasu and to take steps to avoid being bitten:
- Use insect repellent
- Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants
- Avoid outdoor activities at dawn and dusk
The health department has said they will continue to test mosquitoes throughout the season and update the public as soon as more information becomes available.