Forum staff reports, Published August 05 2013
How to avoid West Nile virusHealth experts recommend precautions to avoid the West Nile virus, spread by mosquitos:
- Weather permitting, wear long sleeves and pants. Loose clothing is better.
- Use insect repellent containing DEET on exposed skin and over clothing.
- Try to avoid peak mosquito times, from dawn to dusk. Woody and brushy areas during the day also can harbor mosquitos.
- Eliminate standing water, including clogged rain gutters. Empty bird baths after five days.
To report dead birds to North Dakota health officials, go online to http://www.ndhealth.gov/WNV/Testing/