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Learn More About The West Nile Virus

Here are some tips to prevent mosquito bites and reduce the risk of West Nile virus.

  • Remove any standing water where mosquitos breed. Things like flower pots, dog dishes, or buckets.
  • Wear insect repellent with the ingredient DEET. The concentration should be 20 to 30 percent for adults, 10 percent for children.
  • Don't wear perfume or scented cosmetics or lotions outside.
  • Keep covered with long sleeves & pants.
  • Avoid mosquitos when they're most active at dawn and dusk by staying indoors.

Found a dead bird? Click here to report it to the state health department.

For more information on the West Nile virus, check out these websites:

Centers for Disease Control      USDA

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