Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Moab, UT

78.2 F

    West Nile Virus

    Moab woman contracts West Nile fever

    The Moab Mosquito Abatement District said a Moab woman in her 50s has contracted the less severe form of West Nile virus. Manager Libby Nance in an email said the woman, who lives south of town, was diagnosed at a clinic in Moab, which was confirmed by the Utah Department of Health.

    How dangerous is West Nile Virus?

    A mosquito bites a human victim. Most people who get mosquito bites experience no symptoms except itching, and even a minority of people who contract West Nile virus, which some mosquitoes carry, never know it.

    Mosquitos continue to test positive for West Nile Virus

    Two more adult mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile virus, bringing the total over the past month to six that have been trapped and tested, according to Libby Nance, manager of the Moab Mosquito Abatement District.

    Second positive West Nile virus test prompts more fogging

    A second positive test for West Nile virus was detected in another species of mosquito, compelling the Moab Mosquito Abatement District to resume chemical fogging Tuesday evening.

    Latest mosquito tests show no West Nile virus

    Moab Mosquito Abatement District Director Libby Nance has some encouraging news regarding mosquitoes and West Nile virus. According to...

    County spending $80K in unfunded emergency revenue to battle mosquito plague

    The Grand County Council approved expending more than $80,000 in unfunded emergency revenue to address one of the worst mosquito seasons in recent memory when members met Tuesday, July 16.

    West Nile virus is confirmed

    Officials had predicted that it was only a matter of time. Mosquitoes trapped locally and tested at the Utah Public Health Lab on July 11 returned positive for West Nile virus after they were collected July 2 at the Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve, according to Grand County Clerk-Auditor Chris Baird.

    Gas prices creep up as holiday dawns

    The national average price of gasoline has risen 2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $1.86 per gallon Monday.

    Nominees sought for Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize Advisory Council

    It will focus on endangered species protection, invasive species management, poaching and wildlife trafficking prevention, and nonlethal solutions to human-wildlife conflicts, according to a press release from the department.

    Obituary: Michael Arehart, 1950-2020

    On Nov. 21, 1973, he married his wife of 47 years, Ann Sparks of Nephi, Utah, in the Manti Temple. To this union came four children, Teresa “Tee,” Mindee, Trevor and Monica.

    Obituary: Richard Fullam III, 1952-2020

    Richard was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 24, 1952 to Richard J. Jr. and Dorothea A. Baetz Fullam.