8/03/2007

Update on West Nile Virus

According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s press releases of July 2 and July 13, this may be a banner year for West Nile virus, due to the cool, wet weather in early spring followed by hot summer temperatures. The department has a hotline (1-877-462-2911) to answer questions about the virus and to advise anyone finding a dead bird. We all need reminders to take preventive measures, so check out the following sites for topics such as animal infections, mosquito repellant effectiveness by product, symptoms, avoidance tips, statistics, and more:

Fight the Bite Colorado
West Nile Virus, Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology Division

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