Mosquitos under control by the Malheur County Vector Control District, but West Nile appears

Megan Bernard, chief pilot of the Malheur County Vector Control District, showcases different traps used to track mosquito populations and get samples to test for the West Nile virus. Only two mosquito breeds in the area hold the virus. (Kezia Setyawan/The Enterprise)

VALE – The summer hunt for mosquitoes is on in Malheur County.

The buzzy little insects are worrisome for spread the West Nile virus.

For most people, getting bitten by an infected mosquito is an annoyance. According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most people don’t feel sick even if they are infected. But about 1 in 5 will develop a fever or other symptoms and about 1 in 150 will become seriously ill, according to the CDC.

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