13 West Nile cases a new high for Ottawa

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FILE – In this Aug. 16, 2012, file photo, mosquitos are sorted at the Dallas County mosquito lab in Dallas. Infectious diseases that used to be unknown in Oklahoma are now a threat to the health of its residents as maladies such as the West Nile virus, chikungunya virus and Heartland virus spread around the globe. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Ottawa Public Health says there have been 13 reported cases of West Nile virus in people so far this year, and warns warmer than usual weather means mosquitos carrying the virus are still likely to be present in the city.

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