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 . . .