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posted on June 15, 2009 11:49

 

Fight the Bite—West Nile virus
 
In 2006, Idaho led the nation in West Nile virus infections, with almost 1,000 residents becoming sick. We don’t want to repeat that, so take precautions to protect yourself from mosquito bites.
 
Cover up your skin with clothing between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active. Apply approved insect repellent when mosquitoes are present. In your home, repair or replace screens to insect-proof your house, and remove standing water around your home where mosquitoes like to breed.
 
It is up to all of us to Fight the Bite of mosquitoes. To learn more, visit www.westnile.idaho.gov.