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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

City Health Department Warns About West Nile With Recent Heavy Rainfall

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City Health Department Warns About West Nile With Recent Heavy Rainfall

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  The recent heavy rainfall is a perfect breeding ground for mosquitos. That’s the message from the St. Louis Department of Health, which is reminding the public to take precautions against the West Nile Virus. Health officials say it’s important to apply to four D’s: Drain Mosquitoes breed in water! Drain any […]

City Health Department Warns About West Nile With Recent Heavy Rainfall

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  The recent heavy rainfall is a perfect breeding ground for mosquitos. That’s the message from the St. Louis Department of Health, which is reminding the public to take precautions against the West Nile Virus.

Health officials say it’s important to apply to four D’s:

Drain
Mosquitoes breed in water! Drain any standing water in your yard each week. Bird baths, clogged gutters and kiddie pools are common breeding sites.
Dress
Wear lightweight, long-sleeved shirts and long pants while outdoors. Spray clothing with insect repellent since mosquitoes can bite through clothing.

DEET
All Day, every day: Whenever you are outside, use insect repellants that contain DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus. Apply insect repellent sparingly to exposed skin. Use an approved repellent according to its label.

Dusk/Dawn
Limit time spent outdoors at dawn or dusk, when mosquitoes are most active and feeding.
Missouri had thirteen human West Nile cases in 2014, with two deaths.

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