MORE: What you need to know about West Nile Virus
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Though insects in the area have tested positive, there have been no human cases of West Nile virus.
Roughly 20 percent of people who are infected with the virus develop a fever and other symptoms. About one out of 150 infected people develop a serious, sometimes fatal, illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The county’s board of health is also testing Zika virus in the area. No mosquito or human cases have been reported as of July 24.
According to the board, DeKalb residents can decrease their chance of coming into contact with mosquitoes carrying these viruses by emptying water-holding containers around their homes.
“Mosquitoes need standing water to breed,” said Nickens. “If there are mosquitoes in your yard, then it is likely the mosquitoes are breeding in your yard.”
Updates regarding the latest numbers for mosquitoes with West Nile virus can be found here.
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