It’s time again to be thinking about protecting your family and livestock from the threat of West Nile Virus. According to TriCounty Health representative Jeremie Tubbs, there are two mosquito pools in Uintah County that test positive for West Nile Virus. The Utah Department of Health have reported 1 in Salt Lake County and 2 in Uintah County total so far this season. West Nile Virus is a disease carried by mosquitoes, most commonly found in Africa, West Asia, and the Middle East. The virus was discovered in the U.S. in 1999 and in Utah in 2003. Most people who become infected develop only mild to no symptoms but a small amount of people develop a serious neurologic illness. Horses are also susceptible. During West Nile Virus season, residents are asked 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.