Mosquitos Test Positive For West Nile In Phelps County

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Updated: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:41:11 CST

Mosquitos testing positive for West Nile virus have been found in Phelps County. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, no human cases have been reported in the state yet this year.

Mosquitos have already tested positive in Dawson and Cherry Counties. Most human West Nile cases are usually reported in August and September.

The Two Rivers Public Health Department is reminding people to take extra care during the morning and evening hours when mosquitos are most active.

Other tips include wearing lightweight and long sleeved clothing and using insect repellent.