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West Nile Protection Tips

New Media Producer: Dave Novak

The Green River District Health Department recommends citizens to take the following precautions to protect themselves and their families from the West Nile virus. Here are some tips:

-Avoid being outdoors around dawn, dusk and the early evening.

-Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants whenever you are outdoors.

-Spray exposed skin and clothing with insect repellant containing Permethrin or DEET.

-Apply insect repellant sparingly to exposed skin. An effective repellant will contain 30% DEET for adults and 10% for children. Avoid applying to children's hands and face, repellant may irritate eyes and mouth. Do not apply products containing DEET on infants.

-Whenever using an insecticide or a repellant always read the manufacturer directions of use, as printed on the products label.

Note: Vitamin B And Ultrasonic devises are not effective in preventing mosquito bites

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