West Nile Virus in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) has reported an increase in the number of confirmed human West Nile Virus
cases from 2011, when 23 cases were reported in Maryland, to 2012, when 47 cases were reported in the state. The virus is carried by
infected mosquitos. Outdoor workers should protect themselves
from mosquito bites, especially at dawn and dusk when mosquitos are most active. Also: • Avoid areas of high mosquito activity, if possible;
• Wear long pants, longsleeved shirts and hats when working outdoors;
and • Use an EPA-registered insect repellant according to its packaged directions. For more information: http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/

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