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MOAB — Officials found mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus in Moab.
The virus was detected in mosquitoes collected July 2 by the Moab Mosquito Abatement District. The city received the positive results Thursday, according to a statement from Moab officials.
The mosquitoes came from the Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve.
To prevent infection, city officials reminded residents and visitors to wear long sleeves, long pants and repellent that contains DEET at night. Residents should also remove any stagnant water from their yards.
Moab is the first Utah city to report mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus. In late June, the Utah Department of Health warned that although Utah hadn’t by that point seen any mosquitoes with the virus this year, the wet spring meant “that will …read more
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