West Nile Virus Case Reported in Utah

A Kane County resident who contracted West Nile virus — the first confirmed human case this year in Utah — is recovering well, but health officials warn that warm temperatures mean the mosquito season could continue for a while.

October 4, 2010

A Kane County resident who contracted West Nile virus — the first confirmed human case this year in Utah — is recovering well, but health officials warn that warm temperatures mean the mosquito season could continue for a while.

The Southwest Utah Public Health Department, which provides services for five southern Utah counties, said mosquitoes, whose bites transmit the blood-borne virus, likely will hang around at least through October in the St. George area.

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Source: Salt Lake Tribune

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