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West Nile Virus

With the return of warm weather, mosquitoes are again becoming part of everyday life in Missouri. With them comes a chance of contracting West Nile virus. However, public health officials say the risk is small, and people can manage their risk with a few common-sense precautions.

West Nile virus has long been common in Africa, west and central Asia and the Middle East. It was first found in the United

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