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Mosquito Bite Prevention & Info

9/1/2019

WEST NILE VIRUS  

  • West Nile Virus (WNV) is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the continental United States

  • It is most commonly spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito

  • Cases of West Nile Virus occur during mosquito season, which starts in the summer and continues through fall

  • There are no vaccines to prevent or medications to treat WNV in people

  • About 1 in 5 people who are infected develop a fever and other symptoms

  • About 1 out of 150 infected people develop a serious, sometimes fatal illness

HELP PREVENT MOSQUITO ACTIVITY

  • Dispose of containers that collect water (buckets, tires, cans, flower pots, etc.)

  • Eliminate areas of standing water

  • Repair leaky outdoor faucets that leave puddles

  • Empty and refill bird baths at least once a week

  • Clean, drain and cover pools or hot tubs if not in use 

  • Unclog all gutters so they drain properly

  • Fill tree holes with tar or cement

  • Tightly screening all openings of your home

  • Keep children indoors during times of peak mosquito activity (1 hour before and 1 hour after sunset)  

PREVENT PERSONAL EXPOSURE

Use insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, or lemon eucalyptus oil and follow the label directions. 

 

SYMPTOMS

People who have symptoms including high fever, headaches, muscle aches, vomiting and loss of appetite for two to 15 days after a mosquito bite should seek medical attention and advise their doctor of the prior exposure to biting mosquitoes.

REPORT A PROBLEM

Please contact CCBH at 216.201.2000 to report areas of persistent standing water or heavy populations of biting mosquitoes. 

 

WEBSITES

https://www.cdc.gov/westnile/index.html

Click Here to read the Mosquito Bite Prevention Flyer



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