Summer 2018: How to Protect Your Family from West Nile Virus

Origin of the Virus

West Nile virus was first identified in 1937 in Uganda in eastern Africa. It was first discovered in the United States in the summer of 1999 in New York. Since then, the virus has spread throughout the US. Researchers believe West Nile virus is spread when a mosquito bites an infected bird and then bites a person.

Symptoms onset

If you have West Nile virus, you will typically show the first virus symptoms within 3-14 days of being bitten.

How do you know if you have West Nile virus?

Symptoms and signs of West Nile virus include fever, headache, body aches, skin rash, and swollen lymph nodes. Severe symptoms and signs may include stiff neck, sleepiness, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, and paralysis. Most cases ofWest Nile virus infection are mild and go unreported

How to Avoid West Nile Virus

According to the CDC

The most effective way to avoid West Nile virus is to prevent mosquito bites. Be aware of any West Nile virus activity in your area and take action to protect yourself and your family. Manatee County Info.


Use Insect Repellent

Use EPA registered insect repellants.

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Tips for Everyone

Always follow the product label instructions

Reapply insect repellent as directed.

Do not spray repellent on the skin underneath clothing

If you are also using sunscreen, apply the sunscreen first and insect repellent second.

Tips for Babies & Children

Always follow instructions when applying insect repellent to children.

Do not use insect repellent on babies younger than 2 months

Do not apply insect repellent onto a childs hands, eyes, mouth and cut or irritated skin

Adults: spray insect repellent onyo your hands and then apply to a child’s face.

do not use products containing oil of lemon eucalyptus OLE or para-menthane-diol PMD on children under 3.

Natural insect repellents

We do not know the effectiveness of non-EPA registered insect repellents


Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants

Take steps to control mosquitoes inside and outside your home

Use screens on windows and doors. Repair holes in screens to keep mosquitoes outside.

Use air conditioning

Sleep under a mosquito bed net if air conditioned or screened rooms are not available or if sleeping outdoors.

Once a week be sure to empty, scrub and turn over cover or throw away items that hold water, such as tires, buckets, planters, toys- etc.


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