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Fight the Bite – Its Mosquito Season!

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Fight the Bite – Its Mosquito Season!

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July 11, 2012

Asian Tiger Mosquito(North Central Washington) Mosquitoes are being reported in area after recent rains and very warm weather. Franklin County recently reported a positive West Nile virus mosquito pool, a sign that the virus is still active in Washington. Nearby Washington counties (Franklin, Grant, and Yakima) had reported mosquitoes that carried West Nile virus last year.

It’s important for people to remember that West Nile virus is here and can cause very serious illness as they make summer plans for outdoor activities. 

While most people bitten by a mosquito carrying the virus won’t become ill, some will suffer with mild symptoms including headache and fever that go away without treatment.  About one in every 150 people who are infected will suffer from a severe illness that may even be deadly.

Severe disease can include meningitis or encephalitis and some neurological effects of the disease may be permanent. People over 50 and those with weak immune systems are at higher risk for a more serious illness.

What can you do?

  • Avoid mosquito bites.
  • Use bug repellant.
  • Wear long pants, long sleeves, and a hat outdoors when mosquitoes are active.  (usually dawn and dusk)
  • Dump standing water around your home. (wading pools, tires, or old flower pots, and change water in pet dishes and bird baths at least twice a week.)
  • Repair window and door screens to keep mosquitoes out.

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