Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile in Cabell County

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - 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, says that thousands of the pests from many different locations have tested positive for the virus.

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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