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One confirmed case of West Nile in Fremont County

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FREMONT COUNTY - The Fremont County Department of Public Health and Environment has reported one case of West Nile Virus in Fremont County. There have been a reported 21 cases in the state of Colorado, including one death.

According to a media release, the risk for contracting West Nile Virus will exist until there are consistent freezing temperatures across the state. The Public Health Department says if you have symptoms including high fever, severe headache and stiff neck, to contact your doctor immediately.

Defend Yourself against Mosquitoes, follow the 4 (5) D’s:

  •  DRAIN standing water around the house weekly since it’s where mosquitoes lay eggs, including: tires, cans, flowerpots, clogged rain gutters, rain barrels, toys and puddles.
  •  DUSK & DAWN are when mosquitoes that carry the virus are most active, so limit outdoor activities or take precautions to prevent mosquito bites.
  •  DEET is an effective ingredient to look for in insect repellents. Always follow label instructions carefully.
  • DRESS in long sleeves and pants during dawn and dusk or in areas where mosquitoes are active.
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