(Fenton) The Jefferson County Health Department (JCHD) is reporting that on Monday, mosquitoes collected from an unincorporated Fenton location tested positive for the West Nile Virus.
According to a press release from the health department, mosquito control has been conducted throughout the area where the mosquitoes tested positive for the virus.
This is the second positive case of mosquitoes testing positive of West Nile in Jefferson County this year.
The county health department is asking residents to continue using insect repellents that contain 20-50 percent DEET or Picaridin and whenever possible wear clothes that cover exposed skin to reduce to risk of being bitten.
For more information about the JCHD Mosquito Control call 636-797-3737.