May 17,2006 00:00
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--Virus May Arrive In Oregon This Year--
The Four Rivers Vector Control, contracted by
Four Rivers Vector Control studies find Culex tarsalis living in Northern and Southern Deschutes County. The highest concentration of the mosquito lives in
Deschutes County Health has current West Nile Virus (WNV) educational materials to distribute to citizens this mosquito season. The Department plans to distribute prevention and disease tips through the media prior to mosquito season. The Communicable Disease division will also provide information updates throughout the season.
Seasonal reports of human illness, mosquitos and dead birds will continue to be monitored according to the County’s 2006 West Nile Virus Comprehensive Plan.
For more information on West Nile Virus or for a copy of the West Nile Virus Comprehensive Plan, please call 322-7418 or visit the