West Nile Virus
Weld County on Thursday reported its first human case of West Nile virus this season.
An increase in West Nile Virus cases has prompted spraying for mosquitoes in Larimer County.
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.