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3 West Nile virus samples positive in Berks County

Published On: Jul 15 2014 05:50:32 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 15 2014 07:06:06 PM EDT

The West Nile virus has been detected in Berks County.

HARRISBURG, Pa. -

The West Nile virus has been detected in Berks County for the first time in 2014.

Three mosquito samples have tested positive for the virus.

Environmental officials said the samples were taken in Exeter and Heidelberg townships and Wernersville.

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West Nile is an infection transmitted by certain types of mosquitoes. It can cause inflammation of the brain.