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West Nile Virus (WNV)

Protect Yourself

Personal protection is the best defense! Mosquitoes don't care if you are outside for two minutes of two hours. Find a repellent that meets your needs and wear if every time you are outside!

Whenever Possible:

  • Stay indoors during mosquito "prime-time" which is around dawn and dusk.
  • Wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts.
  • Use mosquito repellent whenever outdoors, even for short periods.
  • Drain areas of standing water (bird baths, kiddie pools, pet dishes, etc. at least weekly).
  • Report large areas of standing water Call 1-877-276-4306.
  • Don't water your lawn too frequently.

What we learned last year:

  • Hardest hit: Colorado had the nation's greatest number of reported cases of WNV, almost 3,000.
  • All ages affected: Coloradoans from infant to over 90-years-old were infected by WNV.
  • It can be very serious: 622 people required hospitalization for meningitis or encephalitis. Paralysis can occur.
  • It can be deadly: 62 Coloradoans died of WNV, 6 in Weld County.
Information Sources:
To report standing water or mosquito activity:
Weld County Department of Health
(970) 304-6415
North Colorado Medical Center
1801 16th St.
Greeley, CO 80631
(970) 810-4121
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