West Nile Virus
A new case of the West Nile virus has been confirmed in a human.
The West Nile virus has been found in another area of Colorado.
Longmont will be spraying 12 areas for mosquitoes starting Thursday night to reduce the threat of West Nile virus.
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.
Health departments in Colorado are saying that the mosquito population is average right now, but in some areas the mosquitoes that carry the West Nile virus are up 25 percent.
Crews will be out in Longmont spraying parts of the city for mosquitoes Thursday evening.
Authorities have confirmed the year’s first human case of the West Nile virus in Colorado.
Mosquitoes in Fort Collins have tested positive for the West Nile virus for the first time this season.
Fed by unusually lush vegetation, rabbits have been breeding like rabbits around Colorado, increasing the risk for what normally is a relatively rare bacterial disease in the state.
The mosquito population along the Front Range is ready to surge and with that so are concerns for the West Nile virus.