West Nile virus back in Oregon

A mosquito is sorted according to species and gender before testing at the Dallas County mosquito lab in Dallas, Friday, May 11, 2007. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
A mosquito is sorted according to species and gender before testing at the Dallas County mosquito lab in Dallas, Friday, May 11, 2007. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The West Nile virus is back in Oregon, health officials said Wednesday.

Authorities detected the mosquitoes in Malheur County in southeast Oregon and are warning residents statewide to take precautions.

Remove standing water from your property, use mosquito repellant containing DEET and cover your arms and legs when you’re in an area prone to mosquitoes.

Except in extreme cases, symptoms of West Nile virus are similar to the flu.

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