According to officials, Camden County has confirmed its first human case of the West Nile virus this year.

A 68 year-old woman has tested positive for the virus which was then made aware to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services.

Just as recent as last week in Cape May County, a ninth person tested positive for West Nile Virus. But that's not the only county to have seen a surge. There were two confirmed cases in Bergen and Hunterdon counties. Meanwhile in Ocean and Somerset counties each had one confirmed case of the virus.

As the weather changes the mosquito population increases since they thrive in rainy conditions.

With the oncoming rains this week be sure to clear all water puddles away from property to prevent mosquitoes entering your home.

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