Mosquitoes from a trap in southeast Fort Collins, near Timberline

and Carpenter, have tested positive for West Nile virus…

according to officials at the Larimer County Department of Health

and Environment. The positive mosquitoes were collected on June 5.

A mosquito pool trapped in the Greeley/Evans area on Monday has

tested positive for West Nile virus. Health officials want residents to take

precautions against mosquito bites to prevent infection with West Nile virus.

West Nile virus is carried by birds and transmitted by mosquitos that bite the

infected birds. Infected mosquitos transmit the virus to humans, horses, and

birds. For more information on West Nile virus and mosquito repellents,

visit: cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile