Two people test positive for West Nile in Utah

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah)- Health officials say so far this year there have been two human cases of West Nile virus in Utah.

Officials say eight mosquito pools across Utah including Box Elder, Cache, Carbon, Davis, Duchesne, Salt Lake, Uintah and Utah have been confirmed with carrying the virus.

They say most people infected by the virus won’t notice anything, but some may experience flu-like symptoms.

“The elderly and people with poor immune systems are at higher risk for serious illness which can lead to hospitalization, disability, or even death. Symptoms of the severe form of West Nile virus include: high fever, severe headache and stiff neck, disorientation and confusion. If you are experiencing symptoms of West Nile virus, please contact your health care provider immediately,” the Utah Department of Health said in a press release.

For more information, call your local health department or visit www.health.utah.gov/wnv. 

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