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MORROW COUNTY — The Morrow County Health Department reported the detection of West Nile virus in one mosquito pool captured Aug. 21 on the Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge, according to Oregon State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.

“We are advising people in Morrow County to take precautions against mosquitoes to avoid the risk of infection, including preventing mosquito bites,” according to the press release from the health department. “West Nile virus is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. People should consult their health care providers if they have these symptoms. Health care providers can contact the Morrow County Health Department for information on West Nile virus testing.”

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