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Canyon County reports West Nile virus in mosquitoes

First it was Boise (by the fairgrounds); now Canyon County's got 'em too - mosquitoes that test positive for West Nile Virus. The new batch to test positive came from a trap in south Nampa near the Shaffer's Access to the East Side Recreation Area of Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge. Canyon mosquito abatement district officials report that the recent hot weather has led to an increase in population of the species of mosquito most likely to carry the virus; they're launching aerial spraying in several areas, including neighborhoods south of Greenhurst Road. You can read the full announcement here.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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