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THE FIRST SIGNS OF WEST NILE VIRUS ARE BEING CONFIRMED IN ILLINOIS.

 

THE FIRST CONFIRMED CASE IS A BLUE JAY IN DOUGLAS COUNTY. THE VIRUS IS TRANSMITTED BY THE BITE OF AN INFECTED MOSQUITO AND USUALLY STARTS APPEARING AROUND NOW SAYS STATE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH SPOKESPERSON MELANEY ARNOLD.

 

 

WEST NILE IS A BIG CONCERN IN ILLINOIS. THE BEST WAY TO PROTECT YOURSELF IS WEAR INSECT REPELLANT WITH DEET, PICARIDIN OR OIL OF LEMON EUCALYPTUS.

WITH THE FIRST CASES OF WEST NILE BEING REPORTED IN DOUGLAS COUNTY, MANY ARE ASKING BUT WHAT ABOUT THE ZIKA VIRUS?

 

 

TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM MOSQUITOES…ARNOLD RECOMMENDS MAKING SURE THERE IS NO STANDING WATER AROUND YOUR HOME WHERE THEY CAN BREED AND WEARING INSECT REPELLANT.

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