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The Washoe County Health District (WCHD) has confirmed five additional mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).

Friday, August 16th 2019, 1:16 PM PDT

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Friday, August 16th 2019, 3:00 PM PDT

The Washoe County Health District (WCHD) has confirmed five additional mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).

They say this is the third positive sample set found in  Washoe County this summer.

The WCHD says no human cases of WNV have been reported to them.

They say due to the WNV identification, the WCHD will be increasing mosquito surveillance and conducting early morning fogging in the Veterans Parkway, Longley Lane and South Rock Boulevard areas.

The WCHD has provided some tips to help avoid mosquito bites.

(The Washoe County Health District contributed to this report)

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