MONITORING MOSQUITOES Mosquitoes Carrying West Nile Found In Cabell County
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Aug. 27, 2012 9:59 AM EDT
Updated: Aug. 28, 2012 9:16 AM EDT
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, Cabell County
, West Virginia
The Cabell-Huntington Health Department says it has trapped mosquitoes that have tested positive for West Nile virus.
The department's director of environmental health, Stan Mills, told The Herald Dispatch that thousands of the pests from many different locations have tested positive for the virus.
Monday evening, Eyewitness News will have a crew alongside county health department officials as they hit some of the hot spots to monitor the mosquitoes.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says West Virginia has joined the list of 47 states reporting West Nile virus infections in people, birds or mosquitoes.
Officials with the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department say tests have shown a man in his 40s has tested positive in initial screenings for the disease. West Nile is a mosquito-borne disease that causes encephalitis, or swelling of the brain.
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