West Nile Arrives In MN 05 Jul 13

For the first time this summer, mosquitoes are testing positive for West Nile virus, including in Carver County. No human cases have been reported in Minnesota at this point, although Iowa and South Dakota have both confirmed people being infected with the virus. Officials say you can reduce your risk of getting West Nile by dumping standing water, using mosquito repellent, wearing long sleeves and loose-fitting clothes, and avoiding prolonged activity outdoors at dawn and dusk. We are at increased risk for West Nile from mid-July through August.