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PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — In New Jersey, health officials have confirmed two more human cases of the West Nile virus.
A 76-year-old Essex County man and an 80-year-old Hudson County woman were both recently diagnosed with the illness.
A 74-year-old Hunterdon County man tested positive earlier this month.
All three were hospitalized, but have since been released.
State health officials are reminding residents about measures they can take to protect themselves, such as wearing long sleeves and pants and avoid being outdoors during peak hours, which is dawn and dusk.
Dr. Shereef Elnahal, commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health, also cautioned to use repellant and drain standing water in a tweet Friday afternoon.
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