First Case of West Nile Virus ReportedJanay Rickwalder
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Spring has barely begun, but the first human
West Nile virus case for 2013 has already been reported in
Madison County, MS, according to the
Clarion Ledger. Last year, Mississippi had 247 WNV cases and
As the weather continues to warm, it's impossible to expect
people to stay indoors to avoid mosquitoes.
But, there are many things people can do to both eliminate mosquito
breeding grounds on their own property and to protect themselves
from mosquito bites this spring and summer.
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) recommends
eliminating areas of standing water around the home, screening all
windows and doors, and using an insect repellant containing DEET,
picaridin or oil of lemon-eucalyptus.