West Nile Virus Spreading

West Nile Virus has spread locally with more confirmed mosquito pools in Uintah County. According to TriCounty Health representative Jeramie Tubbs, mosquito abatement has reported two pools in the Pelican Lake area and two pools in Jensen, both north and south. There are no confirmation of human or equine cases, shares Tubbs, and pools in Salt Lake and Millard have also been confirmed with West Nile Virus this week. Spraying to kill adult insects will occur in these areas but community members are urged to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites. Wear long pants and sleeves, use insect repellents and remove standing water on properties. A West Nile Virus vaccine is available for horses and officials recommend that the animals be vaccinated.

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Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.