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Human case of West Nile virus detected in Malheur County

VALE -A Malheur County resident has tested positive for West Nile, the first human infection detected this year locally, state health officials announced Thursday.

The virus is a mild flu-like disease spread by mosquitoes. Mosquitoes carrying the virus were first detected in Malheur County in mid-July.

Health officials are advising people in Malheur County to take precautions against mosquito bites the following ways:

-       Eliminate sources of standing water.

-      Make sure screen doors and windows . . .