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Jul 16, 2013 at 1:01 pm


It’s been a quiet season so far for west nile virus in north Dakota but the mosquito borne illness may be showing some signs of life.  Todd hanson of the grand forks health department says they’ve been noticing an increase in the culex tarsalis variety of skeeter in traps – the prime carrier of w-n-v.  Health officials say a bird has tested positive for W-N-V.

West Nile activity tends to peak in late july and august.  Hanson says they’ll step up surveillance activities in the coming weeks adding additional traps.

There have been no human  cases of west nile in north Dakota so far this summer.

GF / EGF will spray for mosquitoes tonight.  7/16

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