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Mosquitos in Cache County test positive for West Nile Virus

Mosquitos in Cache County test positive for West Nile Virus

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Some mosquitos in Cache County recently tested positive for the West Nile Virus, officials there say, and residents are being warned to take precautions to avoid exposure.

HYRUM — Some mosquitos in Cache County recently tested positive for the West Nile Virus, officials there say, and residents are being warned to take precautions to avoid exposure.

The Cache Mosquito Abatement District said in a release on its website that groups of tested mosquitos, called “mosquito pools,” which were trapped on Aug. 7 tested positive for the West Nile Virus in both Hyrum and Benson.

“This is the peak period for (West Nile Virus) so please wear long-sleeved shirts and pants and use and approved insect repellant when outdoors between dusk and dawn” when the mosquitos with the virus are most likely to be active, the Cache Mosquito Abatement District’s release said.

Hyrum city assured residents on Facebook that abatement officials “will be fogging and (larviciding) twice a week.”