Yavapai County Community Health Services has confirmed this year’s first case of a West Nile Virus-infected mosquito in the county.
According to YCCHS, mosquitoes that were determined to be positive for West Nile Virus were trapped in the Tavasci Marsh area between Cottonwood and Clarkdale. The Tavasci Marsh is wet year around, is located near several public areas and is monitored regularly during the summer months.
David McAtee, public information officer for YCCHS, said it’s common to have trapped mosquitoes test positive for WNV, but that human cases have been rare within the county. None were reported last year — and the same can be said so far this year.
"We’re always worried because every year people across the country die from West Nile Virus," he said....
For the complete story, please see the Wednesday, August 14th edition of the Sedona Red Rock News.
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