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Beat the Bite - West Nile Virus Risk Increasing - Protect Yourself!

"The risk for West Nile Virus (WNV) infection is increasing in Sun Country. One of the mosquito surveillance traps has shown that we now have Culex tarsalis mosquitoes that are infected with West Nile Virus in SCHR. We expect the Culex tarsalis mosquitoes will peak in the next couple of weeks and this means the risk for West Nile Virus infection in humans will be increasing and that you need to protect yourself!”

"Enjoying the outdoors this August? Dr. Shauna Hudson, Medical Health Officer for Sun Country Health Region says “Then take precautions to make sure you don’t get bit by mosquitoes”:

  • Make sure that you wear a good insect repellant with DEET and that you follow the directions on the product.
  • The mosquitoes that carry West Nile Virus are most active at Dusk and Dawn also in the early evening. They are especially active for two hours after sunset.
  • Clean up around the yard – the Culex tarsalis mosquitoes like tall grasses and weeds and lay eggs in standing water. Make it hard for them – drain all the standing water in your yard. 

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