West Nile infections in Idaho on the rise, now 4 confirmed human cases in Ada County, 10 statewide

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Ada County is now up to four confirmed human cases of West Nile Virus, and there are 10 statewide; health officials are warning Idahoans that the danger from the mosquito-borne virus is not over, and precautions should be taken to avoid mosquito bites. Late summer and early fall is when most human cases of West Nile are reported in Idaho. “The mosquito that tends to carry West Nile Virus tends to hatch later in the summer,” said Niki Forbing-Orr, spokeswoman for the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare. Initially, those mosquitoes feed on birds, but later in the summer they’re more likely to feed on humans, she said. “So it’s a good idea to do everything you can to just continue to prevent mosquito bites.” Of the four confirmed Ada County cases, two...

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