West Nile found in mosquitoes in NH town

SANDOWN, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire officials say spraying is planned after West Nile virus has turned up in mosquitoes in Sandown.

The spraying is expected to take place Thursday evening at Sandown North School, Sandown Central School, Roy Miller Recreation Center, Garvey Recreation Center and Sandlots Sports Complex.

Officials say if it rains, the spraying will be moved to Friday evening. The spraying will be done using backpack sprayers and a truck-mounted device.

West Nile virus is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. One person in New Hampshire became infected last year.

Three animals tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis, but there were no human cases.

WMUR-TV says (http://bit.ly/17Aq9Gl ) anyone who wants more information about the spraying may call 603-734-4144 or email info@DragonMosquito.com.

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Information from: WMUR-TV, http://wmur.com

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