A technician with the Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District hangs a mosquito trap, part of the District’s efforts to monitor activity and disease. The first finding, this season, of mosquitos carrying West Nile virus has been reported.

LANCASTER — The Valley has seen its first finding of mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus this season, officials from the Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District said.

Mosquitoes carrying the virus were found in a trap in the vicinity of 40th Street East and Avenue J-8. Vector Control District officials will place additional traps and closely monitor this area.

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