August 7, 2018
Mosquitoes pick up the West Nile virus from feeding on infected birds. A single bite can transmit the disease to horses and humans, as well as birds. (Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
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Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) officials confirmed a second mosquito pool has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). The mosquito sample was taken from the Cheshire area in northwest Flagstaff.
The Arizona Department of Health has confirmed 27 West Nile cases in 2019 as of July 5.
Arizona’s wettest month is upon us, but rain won’t be the only thing that arrives with these August monsoon storms.