West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease Prevention
West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease Prevention: Mosquito and tick-borne diseases like West Nile Virus and Lyme disease occur in Newton residents. Take steps to avoid getting sick!
- Mosquito repellant not only works for mosquitoes, but helps repel ticks as well. Use a repellant with DEET, and follow label instructions for concentrations appropriate for children.
- Avoid being outdoors during peak mosquito hours, particularly once West Nile Virus has been detected in the mosquito population.
- Remove containers around your home (tires, kid pools, pots, tarps) that could allow mosquitoes to breed.
- Check your body for ticks after being outdoors and remove them immediately to avoid disease transmission.
This great advice from Day Middle School’s News from the Nurse.