June 26: Reduce Risk of Getting West Nile Virus

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The government reminded residents that the Culex tarsalis mosquitoes that transmit the West Nile Virus are more active in hot weather. So to reduce your potential exposure to this virus, take steps to avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes, such as by:

  • Using appropriate insect repellent when outdoors
  • Wearing light coloured, loose fitting, long-sleeved tops and long pants when outdoors
  • Reducing the amount of time spent outdoors between dusk and dawn.