October 21, 2014
GENOA, NV - A veterinarian with the Nevada Department of Agriculture confirms northern Nevada's first positive sample of West Nile Virus this year.
The sample was found in mosquitos in Genoa, but no human cases have been diagnosed in northern Nevada. A handful have been diagnosed in southern Nevada this year.
The doctor says aerial spraying will likely be done in the area where the mosquitos were found, but that hasn't been scheduled yet.
Health officials say because of the West Nile threat, you should clear your yard of any freestanding water that could attract mosquitos, wear long-sleeved pants and shirts, and use mosquito repellant.