Denton County Public Health reported another human case of West Nile Virus in a Monday news release.
The resident of The Colony was diagnosed with West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease in fall 2017, and is the 12th human case in Denton County of 2017.
“We encourage residents who are traveling to warmer climates to use precautions to protect themselves from mosquitoes,” said Juan Rodriguez, DCPH assistant director and chief epidemiologist, in a prepared statement.
Residents should take the following steps to minimize risk of contracting mosquito-borne illness:
- Drain standing water, such as bird baths or pet dishes. Consider the use of BTI briquettes (or mosquito dunks) in standing water that cannot be eliminated.
- Be aware of mosquitoes during active times between dusk and dawn.
- Defend yourself by using insect repellent that contains DEET, Picaridin, or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus when outdoors. Use repellant as directed on label instructions.
- Dress in long-sleeves, pants, and socks when outside to reduce skin exposure.
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