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.