What is West Nile virus?

the West Nile virus is the “leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the continental United States.

Hot weather and not much rainfall are the ideal conditions for transmission of the West Nile Virus.

Culex quinquefasciatus (the Southern House mosquito) are the primary carrier of West Nile Virus).

Symptoms are similar to those of the flu. So we must remain vigilant even if deaths are kept to a minimum.

There are no vaccines or medications to prevent or treat the virus, most people who are infected do not feel ill.

protecting from mosquito bites and avoiding the outdoors during peak mosquito feeding times.

What to do to protect yourself ?

In 2021, the health department reported 61 total cases and five deaths.

The government is trying it's best to stop the spread of the virus.

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