State Prepares Massive Publicity Campaign About Avoiding Virus

State Prepares Massive Publicity Campaign About Avoiding Virus

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Just days after confirmation that the West Nile virus has arrived in Utah, the state is launching a massive publicity campaign on how to "Fight the Bite."

Twenty-four billboards, hundreds of posters and thousands small cards will tell people to avoid mosquitoes.

People visiting recreation areas will receive, along with their entrance fee receipt, a card in English and Spanish providing information on the disease.

State officials announced just Friday that blood taken from two chickens near Price and two horses in Uintah and Emery counties contained the virus. The virus also was found in two batches of mosquitos from Utah and Uintah counties.

A plus about West Nile virus being found now is that the mosquito season ends in September, meaning the virus won't have much time to spread -- this year.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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