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2 cases of human West Nile now reported in Box Elder County

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BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah (News4Utah) – Two human cases of West Nile Virus has been officially confirmed in Box Elder County, according to the Box Elder Mosquito Abatement District. 

In a post on their Facebook, officials said they were recently notified by the Bear River Health Department about a new human case of West Nile Virus in Box Elder County.

They now have had two different cases in the County.

“We want the county to be aware that September has shown to be a very active month for West Nile Virus. Please continue to take precautions,” said the post. 

The Utah State Public Health Laboratory has also reported three more mosquito pools (samples) tested positive for West Nile virus in the county.

“These pools came from three different traps in the county,” said the post. “One trap was in West Corinne near mile marker five on highway 83, another was nearby at the intersection of 7600 West and 2400 North, also in West Corinne and the last trap was from the Calls Fort Cemetery in Honeyville.”

Officials said there are now 23 positive pools in Box Elder County in 2018.

“The virus has been confirmed in 11 different traps by those 23 separate pools, but it is possible that the virus could be more widespread at this point,” as stated. “Please take proper precautions if you are outside after dusk. Be sure to wear long sleeve shirts and pants. Mosquito Repellent with DEET or Picaridin is also a great way to avoid mosquito bites.”

Officials are asking others to follow them on our Facebook page to stay updated on the West Nile Virus activity in the county. 

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