Mosquitos in Weld County have tested positive for West Nile Virus and officials say that's earlier than normal.
"In past years, WNV activity did not begin until July," officials with Weld County Health Department said.
Officials said there are two kinds of mosquitos in the area. A high number have come from the recent mountain runoff and rains, but those mosquitoes do not carry disease. Officials are concerned about the Culex mosquitos, which do spread the virus.
Heath officials said two of the three mosquito testing zones in Weld County tested positive for West Nile virus this week.
"It is early for the mosquito traps to test positive for West Nile virus," said Dr. Mark Wallace, Executive Director for the Weld County Health Department. "So it's important for the public to take precautions against mosquito bites."
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