BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - For anyone with stagnant water around their home -- a deadly virus that thrives there has just been detected in Kern County.
Taft Mosquito and Vector Control has confirmed their first case of West Nile Virus.
Experts said they found an infected mosquito in traps set on Garrard Street.
As always, residents are urged to protect themselves by limiting their outdoor activities after dark.
Also check for standing water around homes, such as flower pots, neglected pools and when using mosquito spray, make sure it contains DEET.
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