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Friday, April 18, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘West Nile virus’

First West Nile virus-infected mosquitoes of 2010

First West Nile virus-infected mosquitoes of 2010 confirmed in Larimer County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mosquitoes from one trap in southeast Fort Collins have tested positive for West Nile virus, according to officials at the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment. The mosquitoes were collected the week of July 19 – 23. “The numbers of Culex mosquitoes, the kind that carry West Nile virus, are increasing rapidly in this hot weather,” said Dr. Adrienne LeBailly, director of the Larimer County Department of Health and ... Full Story

First Colorado case of West Nile confirmed

First Colorado case of West Nile confirmed

DENVER – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has received its first confirmed case of West Nile virus in 2010. Heading into the holiday weekend, health department officials advise people to take precautions against West Nile virus by wearing insect repellent and using other methods to avoid mosquito bites when outdoors. Elisabeth Lawaczeck, state public health veterinarian, explained, “Although we can’t predict how severe the West Nile virus season will be this ... Full Story

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