Authorities advocate early prevention

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MACON COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — As the weather warms, you may start to hear the familiar buzz of mosquitoes.

The Mosquito Abatement District wants the community to do what it can to prevent them from breeding and spreading West Nile Virus.

The illness starts to flare up mid-summer.

People should check places like gutters, buckets and old swimming pools to get rid of old standing water now.

West Nile Virus usually starts to show up around mid-to-late July and can last through October.

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