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A mosquito bites a human arm

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According to reports at, mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus were found in northeast and southeast Fort Collins as well as in Loveland, the Larimer County Department of Health said in a press release. "It's a good way to remind people that the mosquitoes come back every summer, we're finding West Nile in them every year".

Jenna Nowlan is an Environmental Health Sanitarian at the Henry County Health Department.

Get rid of containers that hold water where mosquitoes can lay eggs.

She also set traps in the woods to capture mosquitoes that would be tested.

With the high West Nile risk, the KDHE says, "people over 50 or those who are immune compromised may consider adjusting outdoor activity to avoid peak mosquito hours (from dusk to dawn)".

The second mosquito to test positive for West Nile virus in the Lehigh Valley this season has been found in South Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania's West Nile Virus Control Program confirmed Monday.

The mosquitoes are placed into test tubes, then, into a grinder - where they are turned into a slurry mix.

West Nile virus has been present in Nevada for the past 15 years and is especially prevalent following wet winters.

The Board of Health is educating the public on how to eliminate mosquito breeding sites and protect against bites.

Nowlan said the goal is to detect the virus as early as possible, then to educate the public on what they can do to protect themselves from getting sick.

Apply insect repellent containing DEET or icaridin and follow the manufacturer's instructions.

Larimer County Department of Health and Environment works with our cities, a mosquito abatement company (Vector Disease Control International, formerly called Colorado Mosquito Control), and Colorado State University to monitor and assess the risk to Larimer County residents. This keeps young mosquitoes from becoming flying, biting adults.

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