CITY SALT LAKE CITY – Mosquitoes in Utah are testing positive for West Nile virus, and a third case of Utah disease was reported in Grand County this year, according to authorities. found the virus in a mosquito or mosquito group in the area of Footprinter Park in Provo, the department said Thursday in a news release.
No cases of people with the virus have been reported in Utah and a third case of people
The infected individual is not hospitalized, but suffers from the symptoms of the virus, although the case does not appear to be a non-invasive form of
Other cases of people in Salt Lake, Washington, Wintach and Grand have been reported. The virus has also been detected in mosquitoes in Box Elder, Sevier, Weber and Davis counties, but no human cases have been reported in those areas.
Health officials say people aged 60 and over are at greatest risk for the disease. Adults are advised to use an EPA-registered insect repellent with DEET. Follow the instructions before children use DEET repellent, according to health officials.
Most people who contract the disease do not show symptoms, but symptoms can include fever, neck stiffness, disorientation, loss of vision, paralysis and coma, according to health officials.