Fort Collins and areas in unincorporated Larimer County will once again see trucks spraying insecticide Thursday night in an attempt to kill mosquitoes infected with the West Nile Virus.
The number of human cases of West Nile in Colorado has reached 17 so far this season, prompting more municipalities to spray for mosquitoes.
Larimer County is confirming two human cases of West Nile Virus this year. The news is raising concerns about the increased risk of infection for residents.
With over 50 pools of mosquitoes testing positive, Larimer County represents about 30 percent of the positive tests in the state.
Originally published on Thu July 18, 2013 8:43 am
West Nile virus looked like it was waning as a health threat, with the number of cases dropping each year. Then last summer, it roared back.
The number of people infected with the mosquito-borne illness suddenly spiked in 2012. And Dallas was hit hardest of all.
People showed up in emergency rooms with encephalitis and paralysis, unable to breathe on their own.