As summer comes to a close, new worries are surfacing. Worries surrounding the West Nile Virus are swarming. Even though we have been battling mosquito season since May, the greatest risk of exposure to West Nile Virus begins in July and lasts until October.
To protect you and your love ones and lower your risks of contracting this virus, here are a few tips issued from the Center for Disease Control:
1. Protect your exposed skin from mosquito bites. Use an insect repellent when outdoors.
2. Wear long-sleeve shirts and long pants when outdoors between dusk and dawn or stay inside during these hours.
3. Empty any and all containers that may have standing, stagnant water.
For additional information concerning mosquitoes and the West Nile Virus, visit the website for the Center for Disease Control.