West Nile Virus
A single mosquito bite can give you West Nile virus. Why take a chance? Use repellent on yourself and your family.
Control what you can. Improve your odds of avoiding West Nile and other mosquito spread viruses by using a repellent on exposed skin and clothes while outdoors.
Insect Repellent: Who, What, When, Where and Why
There are always excuses for not using repellent— forgot it, didn't want to go back and get it, it doesn't smell good, it's not in the budget, "mosquitoes don't bite me"…
There are facts or a counter argument for every excuse, but here's the best reason to go ahead and use repellents —to avoid getting sick from West Nile virus, this is a part of the equation you can help to control. Avoid the weeks (or even months) of aches and fatigue that come with West Nile fever, the more severe problems of being hospitalized with swelling of the brain or an even worse outcome.
What repellent should I use? CDC recommends a variety of effective repellents. The most important step is to pick one and use it. There are those that can protect you for a short while in the backyard or a long while in the woods. DEET, picaridin, IR3535 and the plant-based oil of lemon eucalyptus are all repellents recommended by CDC. All contain an EPA-registered active ingredient and have been evaluated for efficacy and safety. EPA has a long listing of every repellent brand in the US. There are good repellents for every budget, age and preference. Excuse gone.
When should you wear repellent? Mosquitoes can bite anytime. Most of those that carry West Nile virus bite from around sundown to around sun-up (throughout the night). Put a few bottles or packets of repellent around—in the car, by the door, in your bag. Make it easy.
View map of infections occurring in 2010.
Final 2010 West Nile virus Human Neuroinvasive Disease Incidence in the United States
This map reflects surveillance findings occurring between January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010 as reported to CDC's ArboNET system for public distribution by state and local health departments.
USGS: CDC Arbonet Maps provided by USGS
WNV Surveillance Maps Detailing Neuroinvasive Disease Incidence Additional Years:
2010 by State|2010 by County
For these and other posted surveillance pages please visit the West Nile virus surveillance archives
CDC: West Nile Virus - Statistics, Surveillance, and Control > Incidence by State Maps 2010
See also detailed case counts by state.
Where is West Nile virus a problem? Almost all of the continental US has had human West Nile virus cases. Some states, such as those with the darkest shades of blue on the map to the right, had greater concentrations of cases of severe disease than others represented in lighter colors in 2010. This can change each year. Some areas of the US are affected by other viruses such as eastern equine encephalitis virus, LaCrosse encephalitis virus and dengue.
What about mosquito control in my town/county? Integrated mosquito management helps reduce the number of mosquitoes, especially those that can carry disease. This is a crucial part of reducing the risk to humans. Mosquito control won't get rid of every last mosquito, but combined with repellent use one can markedly reduce the chances of getting bitten. Ask local officials about starting mosquito control in your city or county if it doesn't exist already.
open here to see/read/learn/download the CDC information:
CDC Features - West Nile Virus
CDC West Nile Virus Homepage:
CDC West Nile Virus Homepage
CDC: West Nile Virus - Education: Training and Materials:
CDC: West Nile Virus - Education: Training and Materials
CDC: West Nile Virus - What You Need to Know about Mosquito Repellent:
CDC: West Nile Virus - What You Need to Know about Mosquito Repellent
CDC - Eastern Equine Encephalitis:
CDC - Eastern Equine Encephalitis
CDC - La Crosse Encephalitis | Home:
CDC - La Crosse Encephalitis | Home
CDC - Dengue:
CDC - Dengue
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