West Nile appears again in the Rogue Valley
The West Nile Virus has reappeared in the Rogue Valley along the Bear Creek area in south Medford.
Researchers at an OSU testing facility have confirmed the virus in mosquitoes captured along the creek.
Symptoms of West Nile Virus are often flu-like and cause aches, rash, fever and headache. Those suffering from a severe headache should pursue medical treatment. However, the virus will often not have an effect on those with healthy immune systems.
Health officials say long-sleeved shirts and pants in mosquito inhabited areas as well as using repellants containing DEET will help deter mosquito bites.