West Nile Virus Update:
July 25, 2012: The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District has received confirmation of 2 new West Nile Virus cases on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. This brings the total number to 7 cases.
The elderly and immune-comprised are at greatest risk for severe complications to West Nile Virus. The symptoms of a severe West Nile illness are:
Confusion or disorientation
If you or anyone in your care has these symptoms the Health District recommends you seek medical attention. Only a doctor can diagnose West Nile Virus.
West Nile Virus is spread by mosquitoes. To protect from mosquito bites the Health District recommends the following:
DEET Use mosquito repellant with the ingredient DEET.
Dawn/Dusk Avoid the outside at dawn and dusk. These are the times when mosquitoes are most active.
Dress Wear long sleeves and pants to protect your skin.
Drain Drain any standing or stagnant water
For more information contact the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District at 254-750-5450.
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