Protect yourself from West Nile virus

Published On: Sep 05 2012 11:37:55 AM CDT   Updated On: Sep 05 2012 11:54:43 AM CDT
HOUSTON -

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, West Nile virus, which is spread through mosquito bites, can be fended off by emptying containers that may collect rainwater and sprinkler water. Also, use insect repellent, especially when going out in the evening.

To help eliminate mosquito-breeding sites and prevent mosquito-borne diseases, residents should do the following:

West Nile Virus Symptoms In Humans

West Nile Virus Symptoms In Animals

For more information about West Nile virus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website.