West Nile virus detected in mosquitoes across Salt Lake County – KSL.com

SALT LAKE CITY– West Nile Virus has been discovered in mosquitoes in numerous populations within Salt Lake County, authorities said Monday.No human cases of the infection have actually been confirmed in the county, according to a news release from the Salt Lake County Health Department. Mosquito abatement districts across the county have actually been trapping and screening mosquito samples from different mosquito pools, or populations, across the county, the release says.However, the South Salt Lake Valley Mosquito Abatement District detected the existence of the virus in mosquito populations near Riverton, according to a Monday tweet from Riverton City government.We have actually been notified that cases of West Nile Virus have been discovered among the mosquito population in the area by the SSLV Mosquito Abatement District. Authorities in the Uintah Basin announced in July that the virus was discovered in mosquito pools there, but no human cases were reported.People are encouraged to take precautions to minimize their exposure to mosquitoes and their risk to the infection, the health departments release said.People need to utilize a repellent with DEET, permethrin, picaridin, IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus that has actually been signed up with the Environmental Protection Agency.

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