Floods Pose West Nile Risk


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(POCATELLO) – With rising flood waters affecting areas all around eastern Idaho, the danger for West Nile virus could be on the rise. Let’s face it. You walk a few blocks in any direction and you’re bound to run into standing water. “We’re planning on for a whole lot more mosquitoes this year. We just have so much water and we’re finding larvae in areas that we never found it before,” Bannock County mosquito abatement supervisor David Herter said. Local News 8 spoke with a number of officials who caution that it might be a good idea to wear insect repellent and avoid areas with high concentrations of mosquitoes.

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