EDDY COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – First there was flooding and now there’s concern about the West Nile Virus in Eddy County.
Eddy County officials say all of the standing water has already hurt their crops and now that standing water is becoming a breeding pool for mosquitoes.
With the West Nile Virus has already been confirmed in a neighboring community.
“The other major concern that we are having to deal within this county is mosquito control because with all this water, we have lots of mosquito,” said Woods Houghton of Eddy County.
Officials say they’ve been warning people to make sure there is no free standing water near their homes, and they’re telling ranchers to get their horses vaccinated.