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Mosquitos already carrying West Nile virus this monsoon

Monsoon season is just beginning, but mosquitoes are already carrying the West Nile virus.

Johnny Diloné with Maricopa County Environmental Services says now’s the time for protection against the virus — as there is no cure.

“It’s important for all of us to remember that, especially throughout the monsoon season, we may see an increase in the number of mosquitoes and an increase of infection depending on how the virus behaves,” Diloné said. 

Diloné recommends wearing EPA registered insect repellant and ridding your property of standing water that can attract mosquitoes.

Scott Daniels is a KJZZ intern and student at Arizona State University in the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Daniels is pursuing a degree in journalism with a focus on broadcast and interests in the music and business industries.Daniels also works as production director at Blaze Radio, ASU. In the school year, he hosted three separate shifts while on the production team. Blaze was his introduction into the world of radio reporting and a continuation of his passion for reporting and storytelling.Aside from work, Daniels enjoys taking hikes, shopping for vinyl records and checking out new coffee shops.