Mosquitoes in Pueblo have tested positive for West Nile Virus.
No human cases of West Nile Virus in Pueblo have been confirmed, but the Pueblo City-County Health Department says recent rainfall means more mosquitos.
Health officials urge residents to take precautions to avoid contracting the virus, including draining standing water, using insect repellent, and dressing in long sleeves and pants.
Symptoms typically show up within two weeks and may include fever, fatigue, and headache. Residents are urged to seek medical attention at any sign of the virus.
Last year, seven human cases of West Nile virus were confirmed in Pueblo. Earlier this month a Mesa county man was the first human case in the state this year.
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