CLARK — On Aug. 20, the Clark Health Department was notified that a pool of mosquitoes tested positive for the West Nile Virus at the Oak Ridge Park located on Oak Ridge Road.
West Nile Virus is one of a family of viruses that can be transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes. The symptoms of West Nile Virus include but are not limited to lever, headache, swollen lymph glands, stiff neck, muscle weakness, disorientation, encephalitis, coma and, rarely, death.
Township officials cautioned all residents and visitors to the park to take the following precautions:
1. Wear long pants and long sleeve shirts when outdoors particularly at dawn and dusk.
2. Use mosquito repellent when outdoors. Be sure to follow labeling instructions. Repellents used on children should contain less than 10% DEET.
For further information, contact Health Officer Nancy Raymond at 1-732-428-8405.
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