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West Nile positive mosquitoes trapped in Douglas County, Nevada

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Douglas County Mosquito Abatement workers will be spraying both on the ground and from the air on Wednesday, Aug. 16, and Thursday, Aug. 17, after learning that mosquito traps in the Westwood neighborhood of Minden tested positive for West Nile Virus.

The district was notified on Tuesday, Aug. 15, that traps set on July 31 had mosquitoes that tested positive.

“Due to the phone complaints and the high numbers of mosquitoes in the July 31 traps, the district completed a ground fogging event the evenings of Aug. 3 and 4 (and) completed a morning aerial adulticide application of 550 acres to the west and north of Westwood,” district director Krista Jenkins said. “On Aug. 9, we completed another evening fogging event.”

Mosquito traps set Aug. 2 west of Highway 88 and north of Centerville Lane also tested positive of the West Nile Virus.

The district also sprayed on the ground and from the air on 80 acres south of Centerville.

A Douglas County resident contracted a serious version of the disease, it was revealed last week.

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