Health officials say two cases of West Nile Virus, including one in Galveston County and one in Montgomery County, have been reported.
A woman in her 20s and a man in his 50s are expected to make full recoveries from the disease, which has been increasingly prevalent in the area.
According to CDC, the most effective way to avoid West Nile Virus disease is to prevent mosquito bites.
- Use Repellant with DEET:Whenever you’re outside, use insect repellents that contain DEET or other EPA approved repellents and follow instructions;
- Dress: Wear long, loose, and light-colored clothing outside;
- Drain: Drain or treat all standing water in and around your home or workplace; and
- Dusk and Dawn: Limit outdoor activities during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
People with certain medical conditions and the elderly are more at risk.
Recovery may take several weeks or months.
For more information on WNV, check out www.cdc.gov/westnile.
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