Mosquito tests positive for West Nile Virus in Klamath County

, Posted: Mon, August 11 2014 at 4:38 PM, Updated: Mon, August 11 2014 at 5:16 PM

Mosquito tests positive for West Nile Virus in Klamath County

Klamath County, Ore. -- Klamath County has now had a positive test for the West Nile Virus in a mosquito collected south of town.

Klamath Vector Control Manager Michael Morstad says the positive test was recently confirmed at a state lab, "We just had one mosquito pool test positive, and we've done probably about 400 pools, the positive that we found was down in the Midland area."

Jackson, Baker, and Morrow counties have also had positive tests for West Nile Virus this year. The West Nile can cause mild, flu-like symptoms in about 1 out of 5 people.

However, about 1 out of 150 people may have a more serious reaction.

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