3 human cases of West Nile reported in northern Kentucky

Late summer and fall are prime times for disease-carrying mosquitoes, so Purdue University experts recommend people take precaut

FLORENCE, Ky. (AP) – Health officials in northern Kentucky say there have been three human cases of West Nile virus reported there over the summer.

The health department said in a statement Thursday that all the cases have been reported since July. The agency serves residents in Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton counties.

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Since the virus is spread by mosquitoes, officials are recommending that people who live in the area use insect repellent and wear long-sleeved shirts and pants. The also recommend eliminating any standing pools of water where mosquitoes might breed.