From the Washington Department of Health
West Nile Virus > News Release Page:
Thursday, Jul. 17, 2008
Virus found in Benton County area mosquitoes
By Laura Kate Zaichkin, Tri-City Herald staff writer
West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes at the Benton and Yakima county borders, officials reported today.
This positive West Nile virus sample taken from Byron Pond — located between Prosser and Mabton — is the first in the state this year.