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Posted on: June 22, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus in Beatty, no human infection reported

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BEATTY, NV - Southern Nevada Health District mosquito trapping May 2017 results showed a small number of mosquitoes that tested positive for West Nile Virus. 
There was only one area in Beatty that tested positive which is located in the Cottonwood Gallery area near the Boulder Ridge Trailer Park. 

Beatty General Improvement District (BGID) has already taken remediation steps in the Cottonwood Gallery, behind the Stagecoach, Bombo’s Pond, and throughout the riverbed. The 30-day remediation program is ongoing. 

Below is the communication from the Southern Nevada Health District

Update regarding the testing results for the mosquitoes we captured in Beatty. 
A pool of 15 Culex tarsalis mosquitoes trapped in Beatty tested positive for West Nile Virus. The trap was set along the road going into the Boulder Ridge RV Park where the road crosses over the Amargosa River. 

Here are a few informative links with helpful tips on what you can do to protect yourself.
http://southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/west-nile/index.php 
https://www.cdc.gov/westnile/prevention 

Clark County and the Southern Nevada Health District produced a video “Mosquito Menace: What You Need to Know” available on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbjEfT22TDA

If you have any questions please contact the Beatty Town Office at 775-553-2050.

Photo courtesy of Southern Nevada Health District
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