Summer has arrived and so have the mosquitoes. This podcast discusses ways to help prevent West Nile virus infection. Created: 7/8/2010 by MMWR.
Date Released: 7/8/2010. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
West Nile Virus Activity — United States, January 1–December 31, 2009
Recorded: June 29, 2010; posted: July 8, 2010
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC — safer, healthier people.
Summer has arrived and so have the mosquitoes. Not only are they a nuisance, but they can cause disease in humans and animals. The most common mosquito-borne illness in the U.S. is West Nile virus. The virus has affected all areas of the continental U.S., but areas of the West and South have been especially hard hit in recent years. Most cases occur from July through September. To help prevent West Nile virus infection, use insect repellent on exposed skin and, if the weather permits, wear long sleeves, long pants, and socks when outdoors. Also, drain standing water around your home and make sure screens on windows and doors are in good shape.
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