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Fight the Bite

In 2012, the Williamson County Cities and Health District reported 12 confirmed West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease cases, including one confirmed death. No West Nile cases were reported in Williamson County in 2013.

The West Nile virus is carried through mosquitoes and other wildlife. The WCCHD is educating the public through Fight the Bite, a public education campaign with tips on how to stay safe during the peak hours of mosquito activity.

Fight The Bite encourages public awareness of the four D’s:

  • Dawn and Dusk are the times to try to stay indoors since mosquitoes are most active at those times
  • Dress in long sleeves and pants when outdoors
  • Drain standing water in flower pots, pet dishes, or clogged gutters so mosquitoes cannot lay eggs
  • Defend using an EPA-approved insect repellant

For information and updates on the West Nile Virus and mosquito control efforts in Williamson County, visit the WCCHD website. For more information the state’s response to the West Nile virus, go to the Texas Department of State Health Services website.

Posted: Friday, June 13, 2014

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