West Nile Virus
By. Max Lenane
Wear insect repellent to stop getting bitten by mosquitoes.Empty standing water from flower pots, buckets, and barrels because that's where mosquitoes majorly live and breed.Stay indoors between Dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active.Use screens on windows, and doors to keep mosquitoes out of your home.
PUMP IT UP!!!
There are no known vaccine for West Nile Virus. But, over-the-counter pain relievers can be used to reduce fever and relieve some symptoms. If cases turn to be severe, patients need to be hospitalized to receive treatment, such as, intravenous fluids, pain medication, and nursing care.
Keeping Public Safe
To keep your community safe, use incest repellent when you go outdoors. Repellent containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, and some lemon oil is best. Another way is to take extra care during mosquito biting hours. Wear long sleeves, long pants, and socks when outdoors. Mosquito proof your home install screens to windows and doors to do so, also by emptying standing water . standing water is one of a mosquitoes favorite places. And finally by supporting your local community mosquito control plan. Dead birds may also hold WNV, so report to your local authorities if seen.