Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) officials confirmed a second mosquito pool has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). The mosquito sample was taken from the Cheshire area in northwest Flagstaff.
Recently, a mosquito sample from an area south of Lake Mary Road in Flagstaff tested positive for WNV. No human cases have been reported in Coconino County since 2010 when two human cases where identified.
Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) officials found mosquitoes that tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in an area south of Lake Mary Road in Flagstaff. This is the first positive WNV in mosquitoes in Coconino County this year. No human cases have been reported in Coconino County since 2010 when two human cases were identified.
The Maricopa County Department of Public Health is reminding the community to prevent mosquito bites with 27 human cases of West Nile virus infection reported this season, including one death. The individual who died was an older adult who also had other health conditions. Sadly, older adults and those with other chronic health conditions are most at risk for serious complications of West Nile virus.
This week, during routine mosquito surveillance, the Pinal County Public Health Services District (PCPHSD) detected the first West Nile Virus (WNV) positive mosquitoes in the county this season, more specifically in the San Tan Valley area. Mosquito surveillance data is used to help determine the risk of mosquito borne disease to Pinal County residents and visitors and it guides PCPHSD's disease prevention efforts.
Mosquitoes determined to be West Nile Virus (WNV) positive were trapped in the Camp Verde area of 1200 W Pattea, located on the Yavapai-Apache Nation Tribal land. These areas are monitored regularly during the summer months by Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS) Environmental Health professionals.
The Town of Camp Verde and the Yavapai-Apache Nation have been notified that mosquitoes at the above locations have tested positive for WNV.