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West Nile positive mosquitoes trapped in Douglas County

The discovery of mosquito traps in the Westwood neighborhood of Minden that tested positive for West Nile Virus led Douglas County Mosquito Abatement workers to spray both on the ground and from the air earlier this week.

The district was notified on Tuesday, Aug. 15, that traps set on July 31 had mosquitoes that tested positive.

Mosquito traps set Aug. 2 west of Highway 88 and north of Centerville Lane also tested positive of the West Nile Virus.

The district also sprayed both on the ground and from the air on 80 acres south of Centerville.

A Douglas County resident contracted a serious version of the disease, it was revealed last week.

These were the first positive tests this season after a record winter.

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