How Can I Limit My Risks Associated With The West Nile Virus?
Now that there has been a confirmed case of the West Nile Virus in Spooner, Wisconsin in Washburn County, Northlanders are right to be concerned about the potential risks here in our area. Being there isn't a vaccination, the health risks involved with West Nile can fatal.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have some tips to limit the risks involved with West Nile. While there isn't a way to completely shelter yourself from infected mosquitoes, taking the following steps can limit your risk potential:
- Use insect repellent. As the best way to avoid possible infection is to avoid mosquito bites, the repellent can help to stem the risks.
- Wear clothing with long sleeves and wear pants instead of shorts.
- Avoid leaving doors and windows open without screens.
- Eliminate things that attract mosquitoes around your home or property. Get rid of standing water.
To learn more about West Nile Virus - it's symptoms and risks, click here.