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Why do I need to be concerned about mosquito prevention and protection?
Currently, the West Nile Virus is the main reason why you should take measures to protect yourself and your property. The West Nile Virus (WNV) is an infection carried by mosquitoes. In the past, WNV was found in Africa, in the Middle East and in parts of Europe, Russia, India, and Indonesia. WNV may have entered the United States through an infected traveler, bird, or mosquito and first appeared here on the east coast of the United States in 1999.

People get WNV from the bite of a mosquito that is infected with the virus. Mosquitoes become infected and carry the virus in their blood. Once infected, the mosquito can spread the virus to humans and other animals.

West Nile Virus Information

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1. Why do I need to be concerned about mosquito prevention and protection?
2. What are the symptoms of West Nile Virus?
3. Who can get the virus?
4. Is there any treatment for West Nile Virus?
5. What can I do to help reduce mosquito breeding on my property?
6. How can I best protect myself and others from getting an infection transmitted by mosquitoes?
7. What should I do if I find a dead bird?