How To Avoid The West Nile Virus This Summer

The warm season is back and with it comes the dangers that we or our children will catch a mosquito borne disease. The chance of people catching one the West Nile disease has become very high and it is for this reason that many health departments around the U.S. are creating effective ways to help control the virus and other such diseases. That is why they are making sure that people know all of the risks that they can be exposed to when they are bitten by a mosquito.

Specialists have stated that mosquitoes are usually found in standing waters. This will include swimming pools that have not been cleaned or taken care of in awhile. One of the ways that you can help to lower the population in these areas is to insert mosquito-fish into the water. These fish will feed on the mosquito larva.

Another way to avoid being bitten is to completely stay away from any water source that will help mosquitoes. That means they must inspect their properties for standing water and remove them. Moreover, they should try to protect themselves the best they can from mosquito bites by using insect repellent and avoiding late night outdoor activities.

The West Nile virus begins with only one bite from a mosquito that is infected. Some people who are bitten by these infected mosquitoes will have no symptoms – but others could suffer from chills, fever, headaches, drowsiness, and weakness. If the symptoms become severe they can lead to encephalitis and meningitis.

May 28th, 2008 • tonks • Conditions and Diseases Comments Off


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