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4th Case of West Nile Confirmed

The Wichita County Public Health District confirmed the 4th case of West Nile.


The Health District continues to encourage citizens to avoid mosquitoes that carry West Nile Virus by practicing the personal protective actions known as the 4 Ds:

1. Dusk and dawn are the times of day you should try to stay indoors, because mosquitoes are most active.

2. Dress in long sleeves and pants when you are outside. 

3. DEET is an ingredient to look for in insect repellent. Follow label instructions, and always wear repellent when outdoors. 

4. Drain any standing water in your yard and neighborhood where mosquitoes can breed.  This includes old tires, flowerpots, clogged rain gutters, etc. 

The Health District will continue with mosquito control measures which include spraying for adult mosquitoes and treating standing water to eliminate breeding areas. To request spraying for adult mosquitoes in your area please call 940-761-7890.  

For questions about West Nile Virus, please call 940-761-7848 or 761-6808 or visit the CDC website

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