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CDC Urges Spraying to Combat West Nile

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CDC Urges Spraying to Combat West Nile

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CDC Urges Spraying to Combat West Nile

CDC Urges Spraying to Combat West Nile

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In an effort to stop the spread of the West Nile virus by mosquitoes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourage local communities to spray pesticides from trucks or aircraft. But many cities, citing possible side effects from the chemicals, say they won't spray unless an outbreak occurs. Hear Jeff Brady of Oregon Public Radio.

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