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West Nile Virus Precautions

Warmer temperatures signal the beginning of mosquito season, and that means taking precautions against West Nile Virus, a mosquito-borne disease.

Most people bitten by an infected mosquito don’t get sick, but 20 percent of people bitten experience mild to severe flu-like symptoms. Less than one percent of those who experience symptoms develop a life-threatening illness.

Reduce your risk:

  • Cover your skin
  • Wear insect repellent
  • Eliminate standing water that can breed mosquitoes.

Click here to get more information or call Public Health’s hotline at 206-205-3883.