More positive West Nile tests in Ada and Canyon counties

More positive West Nile tests in Ada and Canyon counties

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More positive West Nile tests in Ada and Canyon counties

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by KTVB

NWCN.com

Posted on July 18, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 18 at 4:01 PM

BOISE --  More mosquitoes in Ada and Canyon counties have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

The Ada County Mosquito Abatement District says one sample was confirmed, while two others were sent to the Idaho State Lab for further testing.

The district says they've responded to and treated all of the locations where the samples were found and will continue to monitor the locations throughout the summer.

This is the second round of positive tests in Ada County. The district announced last week that mosquitoes in the area of Beacon Light and Linder Roads had tested positive for West Nile.

Click here to see the Ada County Abatement District's mosquito tracker map.

The Canyon County Mosquito Abatement District also says more mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile were found in traps in the following areas:

  •     Near Marblefront Road and Middleton Road in Caldwell
  •     The Midland Sportsman's Access at the north end of Midland and the Boise River
  •     Landruff Lane and Lansing Lane in Middleton
  •     Notus City Park along Hwy. 20-26 in Notus
  •     Fort Boise Park in Parma
  •     Parma Waste Water treatment facility on Sinclair Blvd. and Roswell Blvd. in Parma
  •     Peckham Road and Arena Valley Road west of Wilder

The Canyon County district says in addition to monitoring and testing, they are also treating mosquito larvae production sites by ground and air including night time "fogging" or ultra low volume spraying on a regular basis.

They say the near triple-digit heat has significantly increased the population of the species of mosquitoes that can carry West Nile Virus and urges the public to take necessary precautions to protect themselves.

Southwest District Health says West Nile has also been found in Owyhee, Washington, Payette, and Malheur counties.

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