West Nile virus detected in Morrow County

West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected in Irrigon.

Mosquitoes collected last week in Irrigon have tested positive for West Nile virus, according to Oregon public health officials.

Residents of northern Morrow County should take steps to avoid infection from mosquito bites, such as using insect repellent, eliminating standing pools of water where mosquitoes breed and wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants in mosquito-infested areas.

Source: West Nile virus detected in Morrow County – Local News – East Oregonian