Tuesday, July 3, 2007

The Buzzzzzz on West Nile Virus

As summer kicks off with barbeques, picnics, camping trips, outdoor sporting events, carnivals, and trips to the jersey shore, better beware of what’s in the air.

Most Mom’s and Dad’s are already equipped with sunblock, bandaids, and bottled water, but what do you do about those pesky mosquitoes?

West Nile Virus is a microorganism spread by mosquitoes that could cause a fever, headache, nausea, or worse. Take a few moments to stop an apply an effective repellent. If you feel a bite or see a scratch, it’s time to re-apply or go inside. Always follow the directions and recommendations for the product you are using.

Prevention, Prevention, Prevention. Protect your home by installing window and door screens. Repair holes or tears in your existing screens.

Eliminate standing water. If they can’t breed, they won’t spread... as fast anyway. Do what you can to reduce the number of mosquitoes in areas outdoors where you work or play.

For more information on West Nile Virus visit the CDC Website and read
‘Fight the Bite’>>

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