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West Nile-infected mosquitoes found in 6 Louisville ZIP codes

July 23 2018, 05:45 | Rex Rios

More than 250 “pools” of mosquitos have tested positive for the virus so far this season

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In extreme cases, especially involving those 60 or older or who have previous medical conditions, the disease can cause brain inflammation, neck stiffness, seizures, coma and death.

"Once you've reduced mosquito breeding grounds in your backyard and used BTI to kill mosquito larvae, get your neighbors involved in mosquito control, too", said Cohen.

Last year, one person died of West Nile virus in Louisville.

There have been three documented cases of Monterey County residents contracting the virus, none fatal, according to data from the state.

"We're doing everything we can to combat this right now", Davis said.

He said 80 per cent of people infected don't show symptoms at all.

BUFFALO, NY- The Erie County Health Department says the West Nile Virus has been detected in a mosquito pool in Amherst. "He doesn't know if the bird flew in from somewhere, so we're trying to figure that out".

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"I think we're kind of seeing a little bit of hangover there from Benson and Amalga testing positive, so I think it makes sense that we tested positive on the northwest side", Davis said.

"This really depends on what are numbers are going to be like next week".

"What our model is suggesting, given the very high number of positive mosquito pools we've recorded thus far, is that we are ramping up to potentially a third epidemic", Brock University PhD candidate Bryan Giordano told CTV News Channel.

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness has operated a mosquito control program for more than 50 years. In June, a black-headed grosbeak from Clearlake tested positive for West Nile virus.

Trim tall grass, weeds, and vines since mosquitoes use these areas to rest during hot daylight hours.

Residents can reduce potential exposure to the virus by wearing light coloured, long-sleeved clothing and use an insect repellant.

Authorities are warning that mosquitoes infected with the West Nile Virus have been found in Louisville.

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