Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile 04 Jul 13

A batch of mosquitoes collected by the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District in Carver County has tested positive for West Nile virus.

However, Dave Neitzel with the Minnesota Department of Health says they have not yet confirmed any human cases in Minnesota.

MNN reports that Iowa reported its first human case this week and neighboring South Dakota has also confirmed a human case. Neitzel says we are at increased risk for West Nile from mid-July through August.

The good news is that the mosquito season should be shorter than usual this year because of the late winter.