‘Avoid bites as West Nile season begins’

June 21, 2013 04:44


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The year’s first four cases of West Nile virus – spread by mosquitoes – have been reported by the Health Ministry.

Last year, 101 cases were reported. The ministry recommended on Thursday that to avoid bites, one should use mosquito repellent and window screens and wear long-sleeved light clothing (especially at night). Anyone who encounters a lot of mosquitoes should report them and the possibility of standing water to their local authority.

The West Nile virus is spread by various animals to humans via mosquito bites.

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