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Nevada Department of Agriculture Urges Residents to Vaccinate Horses

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The Nevada Department of Agriculture is urging residents to vaccinate their horses against the West Nile Virus. 

West Nile Virus has been prevalent in Nevada since 2004 while Saint Louis Encephalitis and Western Equine Encephalitis have been widespread in the western United States for decades. 

The first human of the West Nile Virus has already been reported in southern Nevada.
NDA says mosquito season is underway, and with heavy rain and snowfall earlier in the year, mosquito habitats and breeding sites with standing water are abundant. 

All Nevada residents should take precautions such as eliminating mosquito-breeding sites around houses and barns, using insect repellents to fight the bite and keeping horses vaccinated against WNV and Western Equine Encephalitis.

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