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Members of the public health section of the 1st Special Operations Medical Group captured a mosquito infected with the West Nile virus at the Gator Lakes golf course this year. Annually, Hurlburt personnel trap mosquitoes and test them for viruses including West Nile virus and Zika. As a further countermeasure, members of the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineering Squadron use larvicide in standing water in an effort to control mosquito in the larval state. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)


Hurlburt Field medical staff combats West Nile virus

Members of the public health section of the 1st Special Operations Medical Group captured a mosquito infected with the West Nile virus at the Gator Lakes golf course this year. Annually, Hurlburt personnel trap mosquitoes and test them for viruses including West Nile virus and Zika. As a further countermeasure, members of the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineering Squadron use larvicide in standing water in an effort to control mosquito in the larval state. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)

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