No West Nile found in Crossroads

Aug. 10, 2012 at 3:10 a.m.

While there have been no reports of West Nile virus in the Crossroads area, according to the State Health Services records, Bain Cate, director of Calhoun County, Cuero-DeWitt County and Victoria City-County Health Departments, has some tips on how to minimize chances of getting a mosquito-illness like West Nile Virus.

Cate noted that the key to controlling mosquito-borne illness is personal protection or prevention.

Drain any standing water.

Use DEET mosquito repellant.

Avoid outdoor activities at dawn or dusk.

Dress in long-sleeved shirts and long pants if you have to be outside.



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