Wet Colorado Spring Prompts West Nile Virus Fears

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“We should be paying very close attention to the surveillance results because the number of mosquitoes is very high. It’s the highest it’s been since 2007 and that was a bad year,” says Greg Ebel, who directs a Colorado State University lab that tracks mosquitoes.

So far this year, the state’s seen one human case of West Nile and two cases in horses. Last year there were 118 cases and four deaths.