Mosquito-borne viruses confirmed in Imperial County

County public health officials confirmed the presence of Saint Louis encephalitis and West Nile virus in local mosquito pools. ADOBE STOCK PHOTO

EL CENTRO — The Imperial County Public Health Department announced Thursday that three mosquito pools in the county recently tested positive for Saint Louis encephalitis and that one also tested positive for West Nile virus.

The pools were collected in the areas of Imperial, Holtville and Westmorland, the department said. The Imperial pool tested positive for both viruses.

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