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Mosquito trap tests positive for West Nile Virus near Parma

Canyon County Mosquito Abatement District Director Ed Burnett demonstrates the use of a mosquito trap hanging on a tree on the south side of Lake Lowell (Greg Kreller / Idaho Press-Tribune)
Canyon County Mosquito Abatement District Director Ed Burnett demonstrates the use of a mosquito trap hanging on a tree on the south side of Lake Lowell (Greg Kreller / Idaho Press-Tribune)

West Nile Virus has been confirmed in a mosquito trap located west of Parma, according to a press release from the Canyon County Mosquito Abatement District.

This marks one of th earliest detections of the disease since a 2006 outbreak in Idaho impacted 1,000 people and killed 23, according to Ed Burnett, district director. In 2006, Canyon County had 180 of those cases.

The trap was located west of Parma off Hexon Road and Scott Pitt Road near the Fort Boise Wildlife Management area.