West Nile Virus Test

Courtesy of Steve Barrett

Photo courtesy of Steve Barrett

Peyton Chambers of the Greene County Conservation District office sets a gravid mosquito trap at the Waynesburg Borough sewage treatment plant to collect and monitor mosquitoes for West Nile Virus.

Health officials in Allegheny County said one person has tested positive for West Nile virus – the only county in Pennsylvania to find it in a human – prompting other county officials in the southwestern portion of the state to begin testing for the virus.

Greene County Conservation District is warning residents that although there have been no reported human or animal infections of the West Nile virus in the county, the state as a whole is experiencing an increase in cases.

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