West Nile Virus detected in Logan

LOGAN – A mosquito sample within Logan City limits has tested positive for West Nile Virus. Earlier this week a sample in Petersboro also tested positive for the virus.

The Logan sample was located in the area of 1700 north and 1200 west in Logan and was tested by the Utah State Public Health Laboratory.

According to a statement, the Logan City Mosquito Abatement District will continue abatement and surveillance activities. The district will continue its efforts to kill or prevent larva from becoming adult mosquitoes, as well as continue its fogging efforts to kill adult mosquitoes. The fogging will occur only at dusk and night when the Culex mosquitoes are most active.

To protect you and your family, the following is recommended:

·        The Use of mosquito repellent with DEET, Permethrin, Picaridin, IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus according to package directions.

·        Drain standing water in yards. Old tires that collect water inside serve as incubators for mosquito larva. Other examples could include potted plant trays, pet dishes, toys, buckets, etc.

·        Wear long sleeves and pants between dusk and dawn.

·        Keep roof gutters clear of debris.

·        Make sure screen doors and window screens are in good condition so that mosquitoes cannot get indoors.

·        Keep weeds and tall grass cut short. Adult mosquitoes look for these shady places to rest during the hot daylight hours.

West Nile Virus can be deadly and can cause symptoms such as fever, headache, drowsiness and nausea.

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