West Nile Virus Awareness BeginsMissy Henriksen
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
States, such as Texas, that have a history of West Nile virus
outbreaks are already beginning their 2014 awareness campaigns.
disease is preventable by eliminating areas of standing water on
private property and using insect repellants when outdoors.
In 2012, a West Nile virus outbreak in Texas resulted in more
1,800 cases, about one-fifth of all reported cases in the
country that year. Last year, Texas only had 172 reported cases of