Protecting yourself from the West Nile virus


Health officials are urging people to protect themselves after finding an ” unusually high” number of mosquitoes with the West Nile virus. Steve Kelso with the Kent County Health Department joins eightWest to discuss the findings.

>>> Take a look in the video above. 

Protect Yourself from the West Nile Virus

  • Wear mosquito repellant that contains 10-35% DEET
  • Stay indoors during dusk, when mosquitoes are most active
  • Wear light-colored clothing
  • Remove standing water from your yard
  • Keep your lawn and shrubs cut

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