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Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Benton, Yakima Counties

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BENTON COUNTY, Wash. - Benton County Mosquito Control is taking action against mosquitoes in the area after several tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

A mosquito control spokeswoman says mosquitoes near Prosser, Mabton, and Grandview tested positive this week for the virus.

This is the first indication of disease activity for Benton County this season. The district had detected the disease in the lower Yakima Valley in June and July.

The district will conduct aerial spraying on Thursday, August 8th near Prosser, Mabton, and Grandview, weather permitting. Spraying will begin at 9pm.

For spray area maps please refer here.

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