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First case of West Nile Virus confirmed by Weber-Morgan Health Department

A mosquito on skin
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Mosquitos carrying the virus were first confirmed in Utah almost a month ago.

Public health officials in the Weber-Morgan Health District are investigating 2022’s first positive human case of West Nile Virus in Utah. The case came nearly a month after infected mosquitos were first identified in the state. There are two additional suspected human cases under investigation in Weber and Uintah counties.

Utah reported 28 human cases of West Nile virus last year, including 3 deaths.

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