More Mosquito pools, 1 Horse Detected with West Nile Virus

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West Nile virus has been detected in 14 additional mosquito pools in Morrow County and a horse in Boardman, according to Oregon State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.

The horse is expected to make a full recovery.

The mosquito pools with West Nile virus were captured the nights of Sept. 7-8 from various testing sites in the rural areas of Boardman and Irrigon.

The North Morrow Vector Control District is advising people in Morrow County to take precautions against mosquitoes to avoid the risk of infection, including preventing mosquito bites. West Nile virus is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito.

People should consult their health care providers if they have these symptoms. Health care providers can contact the Morrow County Health Department for information on West Nile virus testing.

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