Tag Archives: Mosquitoes

West Nile on the rise in Morrow County

West Nile virus is on the rise in Morrow County, with more than twice the number of mosquito samples testing positive for the disease compared to this time last year. Greg Barron, manager of the North Morrow Vector Control District, said five more samples of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile, taken from two […]
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Officials urge protection from mosquitoes

With the total solar eclipse days away, and with several recent additional pools of mosquitoes in Malheur County testing positive for West Nile virus and St. Louis Encephalopathy virus, Oregon Health Authority officials are urging to take precautions against mosquito bites. Source: Officials urge protection from mosquitoes | Local News Stories | argusobserver.com

West Nile virus, other mosquito-borne diseases are reminder to protect yourself during eclipse watch

New cases of West Nile virus and Saint Louis encephalitis have been discovered in mosquitoes collected in several eastern Oregon counties, providing a good reminder for eclipse watchers of the importance of protecting yourself from mosquito bites, public health officials said. Source: West Nile virus, other mosquito-borne diseases are reminder to protect yourself during eclipse […]
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Learning About West Nile To Save Sage Grouse 

Mosquitoes can carry dangerous diseases — like the West Nile virus. Turns out, the mosquito-transmitted virus is deadly for one of the West’s most iconic birds: the sage grouse. Deep in Oregon’s sagebrush country, the wind picks up. A storm turns the sky gunmetal gray. But biologist Emily Weidner isn’t too worried about the possible […]
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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 […]
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1st human case of West Nile in area

At least one person in the local area is suspected of being infected with West Nile Virus. In the face of a growing number of incidents of mosquitoes testing positive for the virus, coupled with the appearance of a new virus, the Malheur County Vector Control District will begin aerial spraying to control the insects […]
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West Nile virus finds way to county

Mosquitoes collected in a trap at Harper School are the first this year to test positive for West Nile virus, according to a news release from Oregon Health Authority. The virus is a mild flu-like disease spread by mosquitoes. Source: West Nile virus finds way to county | Breaking News | argusobserver.com

West Nile virus found in Umatilla

First detection in Oregon this year. Umatilla County Officials report that West Nile virus has been detected in Umatilla County in the city of Umatilla, the first case detected in Oregon so far this year. The virus was found in a mosquito sample trapped June 21 near the mouth of the Umatilla River in the […]
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Central Oregon’s snowmelt means more outdoor pests

Ticks, mosquitoes may be on the rise. Expect more ticks and mosquitoes this spring and summer, say health authorities, which in turn could mean more bites and potentially more cases of Lyme disease and West Nile virus. Source: Central Oregon’s snowmelt means more outdoor pests; Ticks, mosquitoes may be on the rise

Oregon heading into a ‘perfect storm’ of mosquitoes

Time to stock up on mosquito repellent. A “perfect storm” of wet conditions and hot summer temperatures could mean a big year for mosquitoes in Oregon, officials said. Multiple counties have already reported substantial mosquito activity, and that could continue late into the summer, said Emilio DeBess, state public health veterinarian. Source: Oregon heading into […]
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