More Positive West Nile Mosquito Pools in Uintah County

TriCounty Health Department announced on Wednesday that Uintah County has three more positive West Nile Virus mosquito pools, and these ones are getting a little too close for comfort. “One positive pool was identified near Pelican Lake and two are in the Vernal area,” shares TriCounty, “including one at the golf course which indicates a spread of the areas where the virus is active.” This new report brings the total number of positive pools in Uintah County to 21, which passes last year’s season total by six. So far there have been no confirmed human or horse cases of West Nile Virus within the TriCounty Health district. Residents are urged to take precautions seriously if outside between dusk and dawn. Wear long sleeves and pants. Use a repellent with 20 to 30 percent DEET. Remove standing water and maintain screens and doors to keep mosquitoes at bay.


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.