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HERMISTON — Umatilla County officials have detected the West Nile virus in a mosquito sample, the West Umatilla Mosquito Control District reported Thursday, Aug. 10.

According to a press release, the mosquitoes were captured Aug. 3 near Dallas Road east of Hermiston. Subsequent testing at Oregon State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Corvallis confirmed the virus in the sample, resulting in the county’s first detection this year.

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