Some mosquitoes in Cache County have recently been tested positive for the West Nile virus, officials say, and residents are warned to take precautions to avoid exposure.
The Cache Mosquito Abatement District said in a press release on its website These groups of mosquitoes tested, called "Mosquito Pools," captured on August 7, were positive for the West Nile in both Hyrum and Benson Virus tested.
"This is the main period for (West Nile Virus) long-sleeved shirts and pants and used and approved insect repellent when outdoors between dawn and dusk" when the mosquitoes are most active with the virus, the release of the Cache Mosquito Abatement District ,
Hyrum City reassured residents on Facebook that avoidance officials "shod and larviciding twice a week."
"Make sure you repel and cover as much as possible when you go outside," the city urged on Facebook.
Western Nile Vir In the districts of Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Box Elder and Tooele was also detected this year in Mosquitos, the cache Mosquito Abatement District
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention In order to prevent the exposure of mosquitos infected with West Nile, it is necessary to ensure that doors and windows at home are fitted with work screens and that there is no water in toys, buckets, planters or other equipment in the yard.
The West Nile virus shows no symptoms in four out of five infected individuals, but for those who get sick, symptoms include body aches, diarrhea, vomiting, rash, and long-term fatigue, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As a rule, about one in every 150 people who are infected becomes seriously ill, and ten percent of the critically ill will die, says the agency.