West Nile Virus-infected pool of mosquitoes found in Box Elder County

A pool of mosquitoes in Box Elder County tested positive for West Nile Virus, the Bear River Health Department announced on Thursday. The announcement was made by the health department via Twitter. West Nile Virus is spread by infected mosquitoes and can cause serious, life-altering and even fatal disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Residents in Northern Utah are advised to wear protective clothing when outside from dusk to dawn, to use mosquito repellent with DEET, and to check around their yards and dump out standing water where mosquitoes can lay their eggs. For more information on West Nile Virus or for more safety tips, visit the

<a href=”http://www.brhd.org”>Bear River Health Department’s Web site.</a>

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