Three Utahns May Have West Nile Virus

Three Utahns May Have West Nile Virus

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(KSL News) Utah may have its first cases of West Nile Virus in people.

Private labs are confirming three human cases, but results from the State Health Department are still pending

Two are from Uintah County, the other is from Utah County. The man there is still recovering in the hospital.

Three Utahns May Have West Nile Virus

During mosquito season, it's expected many people may get bitten by a disease-carrying mosquito, but only 20 percent become symptomatic.

Older people and the very young are the most vulnerable.

Health departments are advising people to wear long sleeved shirts and pants and apply insect repellants with DEET if going out after dusk for long periods of time.

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