West Nile Virus is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the continental United States. Cases of West Nile virus have recently been reported in the continental US. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports “the most effective way to prevent infection from West Nile virus is to prevent mosquito bites. Mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Use insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and pants, treat clothing and gear, and take steps to control mosquitoes indoors and outdoors.” More prevention tips are available from the Washington State Department of Health or your local department of health, and MedlinePlus.
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