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      Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne virus that is found in Saskatchewan when infected mosquitoes are present after periods of warm weather.  Risk of infection generally increases between late June and August.

Understanding about the virus - its symptoms and causes - can help you stay safe.

Learn about the virus and its effects.

Get rid of mosquito-friendly places on your property. Steps to safely get rid of a serious source of infection. Tips to keep standing water from becoming mosquito breeding pools.

West Nile virus can be hard to detect.

DEET products are recommended, but at lower concentrations for children.

Personal protection and reducing mosquito habitats will help reduce the risk of West Nile virus(WNV) transmission to you and your family.

Cover up

Most mosquitoes are very active at dusk and dawn. If you need to be outside when mosquitoes are active, wear light-coloured, loose-fitting clothing with long-sleeves, long pants and socks.

Apply repellent

Anytime you are outdoors, you should wear repellent. Products with DEET are recommended. For any repellent, be sure to follow the manufacturer's directions for use.

Clean up around the house and yard

Take a look around your property and get rid of mosquito-friendly places.

Related Links

Information about the disease, prevention, mosquito control programs, risk levels and surveillance results.



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