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West Nile Virus in 2012
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) conducted a survey in 2012 to find out more information about people's behaviors towards mosquitoes. The study found that 54 percent of Americans are concerned about West Nile Virus (WNV), a serious and potentially fatal disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes, and 22 percent took more steps to protect themselves from mosquitoes this year than in years past. The survey findings come as one of the most severe WNV seasons on record — since the virus was first detected in the United States in 1999 — slowly winds down.
See below for some highlights or click here for some additional findings.