SALT LAKE CITY– West Nile Virus has been spotted in mosquitoes in multiple populations within Salt Lake County, officials stated Monday.No human cases of the virus have actually been verified in the county, according to a news release from the Salt Lake County Health Department.” We currently do not have actually any validated human cases of West Nile virus reported in Salt Lake County, however this is an excellent reminder that it is now especially important that homeowners safeguard themselves from mosquito bites, particularly in the hours from sunset to dawn,” Dr. Dagmar Vitek, the health departments medical director, said in the release.The countys release did not recognize specific areas where the infection has actually been found. Mosquito abatement districts throughout the county have been trapping and testing mosquito samples from different mosquito pools, or populations, across the county, the release says.However, the South Salt Lake Valley Mosquito Abatement District found the presence of the infection in mosquito populations near Riverton, according to a Monday tweet from Riverton City government.We have been alerted that cases of West Nile Virus have been found among the mosquito population in the area by the SSLV Mosquito Abatement District. Heres a link to prevention information from the @CDCgov to have a look at: https://t.co/kJ7VFGzYRH.— Riverton City (@RivertonUtahGov) August 17, 2020At least another location has likewise spotted West Nile Virus in mosquitoes up until now this summertime. Officials in the Uintah Basin revealed in July that the infection was discovered in mosquito pools there, however no human cases were reported.People are recommended to take preventative measures to reduce their exposure to mosquitoes and their danger to the infection, the health departments release said.People need to use a repellent with DEET, permethrin, picaridin, IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus that has actually been signed up with the Environmental Protection Agency. Long sleeves and trousers are recommended after dark.People must likewise drain pipes standing water in backyards or gardens, keep rain gutters clear of debris, and tidy and stock garden ponds with mosquito-eating fish or mosquito dunks. Doors and window screens must also be kept in excellent condition to keep mosquitoes out of homes, and weeds and tall grasses must be kept short, the release says. × Jacob KlopfensteinMore stories you may have an interest in

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