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West Nile Virus May Be In Your Backyard

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(Las Vegas, NV) — In 2012 there were eight cases of West Nile Virus reported in Clark County, including one death.

The Clark County Commission is raising awareness of the dangers of green pools and asking the public to report any cases to local code enforcement agencies.

The Clark County Code Enforcement Division has seen an increase in green pool cases already in 2013 and expects more complaints as the temperatures increase.

Officials say the best way to reduce the risk to the community is to identify and eliminate breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

The picture you see is from a home in east Las Vegas that is vacant and was drained on Wednesday.

“The conditions are deplorable with all of the standing water, which could lead to West Nile Virus. Thank goodness in this case a neighbor reported the pool before anything worse happened,” says Commissioner Steve Sisolak

You can file a complaint by calling 702 455-4191 or http://www.clarkcountynv.gov.

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