Avoiding West Nile Virus.Experts predict a record number of cases of the West Nile Virus West Nile virus, microorganism and the infection resulting from it, which typically produces no symptoms or a flulike condition. The virus is a flavivirus and is related to a number of viruses that cause encephalitis. this summer and urge Americans to take preventive steps to help combat the mosquito-borne disease.
"West Nile Virus is a real threat," says Harvard researcher Dr. Kimberly Thompson, "and you can make smart choices to protect yourself and others around you."
The following tips can help ward off any disease-carrying mosquitoes:
1. Repair or replace door and window screens that have tears or holes.
2. Eliminate breeding sites by removing standing water from gutters, pool covers, ceramic This article is about ceramic materials. For the fine art, see Ceramic art.
The word ceramic is derived from the Greek word κεραμικός (keramikos). pots, and other containers.
3. Encourage local officials to treat small ponds with larvacide, and consider stocking larger ponds with larva-eating fish as additional control.
4. Clean and chlorinate chlo·ri·nate
To treat or combine with chlorine or a chlorine compound.
chlori·na swimming pools, outdoor saunas, and hot tubs.
5. Use mosquito mosquito (məskē`tō), small, long-legged insect of the order Diptera, the true flies. The females of most species have piercing and sucking mouth parts and apparently they must feed at least once upon mammalian blood before their eggs can repellants when outdoors.
Most guidelines guidelines,
n.pl a set of standards, criteria, or specifications to be used or followed in the performance of certain tasks. approve the use of products containing DEET on children over age two.
"Pest control pest control n → control m de plagas
pest control n → lutte f contre les nuisibles
pest control pest n products are exhaustively tested before they reach the market," notes Dr. Thompson. "They can and should be used to promote public health and safety when needed."
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