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Oregon testing mosquitoes for Zika virus

In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, an Aedes aegypti mosquito known to carry the Zika virus is photographed through a microscope at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. (Felipe Dana / Associated Press)
In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, an Aedes aegypti mosquito known to carry the Zika virus is photographed through a microscope at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. (Felipe Dana / Associated Press)
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SALEM – State public health veterinarian Emilio DeBess says Oregon plans to trap and test mosquitoes for the Zika virus this summer.

The virus that caused worldwide health concern last year didn’t have much impact on Oregon. The Statesman Journal reported that 51 Oregonians were infected with the virus last year – all from travel-related exposure. All the patients recovered.

DeBess says the testing will happen in Portland, Klamath Falls, Medford and throughout Eastern Oregon.

The mosquitoes that carry the virus like hot weather, so they are not expected to get a foothold in Oregon. But DeBess says the climate is changing, so “we have to expect the unexpected.”

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