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Mosquitoes in Cache County, other areas of Utah are tested positive for the West Nile virus



HYRUM, Cache County – mosquitoes found near Hyrum State Park have been tested positive for the West Nile virus, according to city officials.

The virus has also been found in many areas across the state, including Box Elder, Davis, Tooele, and Weber districts, as well as Benson, Magna, and the Salt Lake area, according to Cache Mosquito Abatement District.

The mosquitoes tested positive for the virus in Cache County were captured on 7 August, officials said.


Cache County officials will begin spraying mosquitoes twice a week and administering larvae in the affected areas.

People who are outdoors between dusk and dawn should wear long sleeves and trousers and use insect repellent, officials said.

Adults should use repellent with up to 35 percent DEET, and children between 2 months and 12 years should DEET with no more than 10 percent DEET, according to Cache Mosquito Abatement District. Infants under 2 months should not use DEET repellent.

For more information, visit the website of Cache Mosquito Abatement District.

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com

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