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Local Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile Virus

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department and Department of Environmental Protection will spray for mosquitoes Tuesday evening in some neighborhoods.

It’s because of mosquito samples repeatedly testing positive for West Nile Virus. Seventy or 72 mosquitoes have tested positive in Allegheny County alone.

That’s more than all of last year. Experts say this year’s weather may have given mosquitoes a boost.

Trucks spraying the pesticide Zenivex will visit the South Side Flats, Olympia Park and Mt. Washington Park. Health officials say the pesticide will not hurt people or pets.

The first case of a person with West Nile this season was reported Monday in the central part of Pennsylvania.

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