SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 News) - A fresh warning for Utah: watch out for mosquitoes.
Rebecca Ward from Utah's Health Department told ABC4 of the new concern, "We know that we have West Nile here."
The state's abatement program tests pools of mosquitoes weekly and this week, a positive result for a pool in Washington County.
While West Nile might not seem like a problem, it can be. The numbers may be small, but people have died from West Nile in Utah and even more have gotten very sick. The symptoms for West Nile include sudden fever, fatigue, aches, headaches and rash. The biggest problem is there is no vaccine for humans against West Nile, protection is the only prevention.
Protecting Yourself from Mosquitoes:
- Remove standing water from around your home and where you are camping.
- Wear long sleeves and pants when outdoors.
- Always use bug spray, containing Deet.