Health 2006

Thursday, July 06, 2006

WEST NILE VIRUS IN NYC


The first signs of West Nile virus (WNV) in New York City during the 2006 mosquito season have been detected in the Old Town section of Staten Island. Therefore, all of us, should follow these simple steps in order to reduce exposure to mosquitoes:

Repair or replace all screens that have tears and holes.
Eliminate any standing water that collects on your property.
Dispose of containers that can collect standing water.
Make sure roof gutters drain properly and rooftops are free of standing water.
Clean and chlorinate swimming pools, outdoor saunas and hot tubs. Keep them empty and covered if not in use; drain water that collects in pool covers.
Vases are prohibited in cemeteries during West Nile virus season.
Use an approved mosquito repellent when outdoors in areas where mosquitoes are active.
For more information about WNV visit http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/wnv/wnvhome.shtml

1 Comments:

  • At 1:12 AM, Blogger hetera (UK) said…

    West Nile virus...Sounds terrifying...brr...So thanks for information.I'll be more careful now:)

     

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