Five Common Myths about West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus is spread by mosquitoes. Infection with the virus can cause severe and sometimes fatal illness. There were over 4000 cases of West Nile disease in the US during 2002, including 284 deaths. It is likely that all mainland states in the United States will see West Nile virus activity in 2003.
To help you prepare for mosquito season, read the truth about some common West Nile virus myths:
Myth #1: There's not much I can do about West Nile virus.
Truth: There is a lot that you, personally, can do to reduce your chance of West Nile virus infection.
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