West Nile Virus Detected In Cache Valley Mosquito Trap

Aug 16, 2021


West Nile virus has been detected in Cache Valley.

The Cache Mosquito Abatement District reported Saturday it has been informed by the Utah State Public Health Laboratory that a recent mosquito sample from a trap in Benson tested positive for West Nile virus.

 

In a press release, the district said it will continue abatement and surveillance activities, which consist primarily of larvicide, killing or preventing larva from becoming adult mosquitoes. Adulticide, or fogging, occurs only at night when the Culex mosquitoes (the ones carrying West Nile virus) are active. Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.

 

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