Health officials warning of West Nile Virus

Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 12:02pm

El Paso's Department of Public Health is warning about West Nile virus infections.

So far no confirmed cases of West Nile have been reported in El Paso for 2013 but 286 people died of West Nile Virus infection in 2012 across the United States, according to the Department of Public Health.

Texas was hit the hardest of all states in 2012.

In an effort to prevent more infections and loss of life Department officials are recommending that residents practice the Four D's:

•  Use insect repellents that contain DEET
•  Drain any standing water
•  Dress in long, loose and light-colored clothing and
•  Take extra care to use repellent and protective clothing from Dusk to Dawn.

To report standing water or mosquito breeding, call Environmental Services at 3-1-1.

For more information on West Nile virus, please visit the Health Department website:



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