Ada County had its first West Nile virus diagnosis of 2017 on Monday.
The virus was contracted near Marianne Williams Park, on Barber Valley Drive in Boise, according to Ada County’s Twitter account. The person’s name, age and gender have not been disclosed.
At least five counties in the Idaho, including Ada County, have found mosquitoes that tested positive for the West Nile virus. Bannock, Canyon, Gem and Payette counties have also trapped mosquitoes that tested positive for the virus.
In July, Ada County officials reported there was a serious concern about West Nile this summer due to flooding on the Boise River and the amount of standing water that may attract mosquitoes.