March 7, 2014
Washoe County health district officials announced Friday a new finding of west-nile infected mosquitoes.
This time, mosquitoes carrying the potentially deadly virus were found in the areas of lazy 5 park and Kiely Ranch in northeast Sparks. Two weeks ago, the virus was detected in mosquitoes in the Damonte Ranch community in south Reno.
Health officials say this latest findings should serve as a reminder to residents living in the region to make sure they take proper measures to avoid getting bitten by Mosquitoes, especially in the early morning and late evening hours.
There have been two reported cases of humans contracting west nile in Nevada this year with none of those occurring in Washoe County.