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The Fight Against West Nile Virus Begins Again: Learn Simple, Effective Tips to Protect Yourself and Family

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 11, 2013

2013 has brought with it record Lyme disease risk and now concerns about West Nile Virus. In Texas the first human case of West Nile has been confirmed in Anderson County. Health officials are urging people to take measures to protect themselves and their families.

According to the CDC, nine states have reported West Nile virus infections. The CDC website states that most often, WNV is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Infected mosquitoes can then spread WNV to humans and other animals when they bite.

Last year, Texas reported 1,868 human cases of West Nile illness, including 89 deaths. It was the worst outbreak in the nation.

Here are a few tips to help protect yourself, your family and outdoor working employees.

What Steps Can People Take To Protect Themselves from West Nile Virus Infection?

  • Be aware of the local West Nile virus activity and take action to stay protected
  • Information about where WNV cases are occurring in the United States is available via:
  • The best way to prevent West Nile virus disease is to avoid mosquito bites
  • Use insect repellents on exposed skin when you go outdoors
  • Wear long sleeve shirts, pants, sock and/or hats that are treated with Insect Shield® Repellent Technology – especially during dawn and dusk hours when mosquito activity peaks.


  • Install or repair screens on windows and doors
  • Empty standing water from items such as flowerpots, buckets, kiddie pools and gutters.

Symptoms of West Nile Virus (Courtesy of the CDC)
Approximately 1 in 5 people who are infected with West Nile virus will develop symptoms such as fever, headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash. Less than 1 percent will develop a serious neurologic illness such as encephalitis or meningitis (inflammation of the brain or surrounding tissues).

About 10 percent of people who develop neurologic infection due to West Nile virus will die. People over 50 years of age and those with certain medical conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease, and organ transplants, are at greater risk for serious illness.

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Insect Shield® Repellent Apparel and Insect Shield® Repellent Gear are revolutionary products designed to provide long-lasting, effective and convenient personal insect protection. The durable protection provided by Insect Shield apparel and gear is the result of years of research and testing. In July 2003, Insect Shield Repellent Apparel was registered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Insect Shield Technology is utilized by leading lifestyle brands, work wear distributors and international relief organizations across the globe to provide effective protection against insects and the diseases they can carry. Insect Shield is an approved vendor for the US Army and US Marine Corps.

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