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Collingswood Woman 3rd Case of West Nile in CamCo

Health officials said the disease also affected a Camden City man. The initial case, a Voorhees resident, has fully recovered.

Two more Camden County residents have come down with West Nile Virus: a 50-year-old Collingswood woman and 64-year-old Camden City man, according to Camden County health officials.

The man was hospitalized and released; the woman did not require hospitalization. Both believe they contracted the disease from mosquito bites in their own yards, the county reported in a press release Friday.

The first confirmed case of the disease in the county (a 42-year-old Voorhees man), who has since recovered. All three were exposed in August.

The Camden County Mosquito Commission announced earlier this week, complete with mosquito prevention tips for homeowners.

At , Collingswood Mayor James Maley reported that although the borough was not on the initial list, it will receive a spray at some point soon.

Peeches September 18, 2012 at 11:28 PM
Ok, so filling low areas with compost might be an idea, but where was Joan in the Spring when she should have told residents to start a compost heap. She must have a crystal ball. When you dig in the compost heap, doesn't that then make another hole? Just asking. Oh, and don't bother writing that Joan was caring for a sick someone, How long does it take to send a message out to the residents? Sounds like she had time to make her own compost pile. Just saying.
Shirley September 19, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Peeches, that gap under the fence may be an ideal spot for some compost! Joan Leonard will be so pleased.
Peeches September 19, 2012 at 08:52 PM
He is not allowed to do that, the City wants him to take it down and regrade. Actually they want him to take it down all together because he pulled a fast one and purchased old, used, marred, half painted, half not, partially rotting fence from Ebay, let it sit in his yard for almost 2 yrs. They panels then rubber against each other and look a mess. He presented what he was putting up as NEW, it wasn't caught till it was too late and he had it up. I agree compost might be nice but I don't have a compost pile and we are not allowed near his fence because it is on 3 inches on his property.
Peeches September 19, 2012 at 08:55 PM
LOL, Can we buy it at Macy's?
Shirley September 23, 2012 at 12:29 AM
Don't have compost? You're in luck! According to the latest edition of the Town Crier, There's a community compost pile and, as a resident, you are welcome to take some for free. Fingers crossed that the neighbor's tatty fence is taken down. If your description of the fence is anything to go by, the yard must be a sight too. I hope it works out for you.

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