Cities across Colorado are spraying mosquito populations to limit the spread of West Nile virus. Some mosquitoes in the Denver area have tested positive for the virus, and the first Colorado case this year was reported on the Western Slope.
The town of Erie is bracing for a mosquito invasion and crews will be setting up mosquito traps this week.
One Front Range town will start spraying for mosquitoes on Wednesday as the concern over the West Nile virus grows.
More mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus in Northern Colorado and that has prompted on community to take action.
Backlash from mosquito spraying in Northern Colorado was expecting to bring dozens together Tuesday night to protest in Fort Collins.
Health officials say they’re making progress in their attack on the West Nile virus.
Two additional human cases of West Nile Virus in Loveland caused by mosquitoes have triggered emergency spraying in that area.
The town of Erie will be spraying for mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus Wednesday evening.
The state health department is reporting two new human cases of West Nile virus. Both are in Delta County in southwestern Colorado. That makes three confirmed cases now in Delta County and three to the north in Larimer County.
There is new concern about the West Nile virus after two communities have reported mosquito pools have tested positive for the virus.