The CDC is urging people to take steps to protect themselves from West Nile virus. It is making a comeback this year with 241 cases, including 4 deaths. Most cases have been in Texas, Mississippi, and Oakahoma. There are no medications to treat it, nor any vaccines to prevent it. The best way to prevent it is to avoid mosquito bites.
PositiveTip: Follow these steps to avoid mosquito bites:
- Use insect repellents when outdoors.
- Wear long sleeves and pants from dawn to dusk.
- Repair screens or use air conditioning, if available.
- Empty all standing water near your house.