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West Nile Virus  

West Nile Virus Protection Message: 

PROTECT FROM DUSK UNTIL DAWN.  That is when mosquito's that carry the virus are most active, so take precautions to prevent mosquito bites.

USE REPELLENT WITH DEET.   For adults, use repellents containing DEET at 30-35% concentrations. For children 2 months to 12 years, use repellents containing 10% or less DEET. Do not use on children under the age of 2 months.

TAKE COVER.  Wear protective clothing, long-sleeved shirts and long pants while outdoors.

REMOVE STANDING WATER.  Drain standing water - this is where mosquito's lay eggs. This includes tires, cans, puddles, barrels, flower pots, etc.

West Nile Virus is rare, but if you have symptoms including high fever, severe headache and stiff neck, contact your local health care provider.

Weber-Morgan Health Department

West Nile Virus Team

Related Articles  

News Release from State of Utah  

Standard Examiner Article, August 5, 2005

Salt Lake Tribune Article, August 5, 2005


External Links

                Utah Department of Health, West Nile Virus

      EPA and Mosquito Control

      EPA - Insect Repellent Deet

      Indoor Mold Information (California Department of Health Services)