West Nile Virus Detected in Magpie, Additional Mosquitoes in Boardman

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West Nile virus has been detected in one dead Magpie and three additional mosquito pools in August, as well as from various testing sites in the rural areas of Boardman, according to Oregon State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.

The North Morrow County Vector 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 at 541-676-5421 for information on West Nile virus testing.

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