Archive for September, 2008

Reduce Risk of Contracting West Nile Virus

September 23, 2008

Basic prevention tips can help people from contracting the disease both on adults and children. Known to bring fatal viral infections like encephalitis, a disease that causes the inflamed brain to push toward the skull, ¬†and meningitis, the inflammation of the meninges, the West Nile Virus is as insidious as it can be. Yet knowing what to do to prevent from getting infected is one of the best ways from staying free from it.Using DEETFor adultsProducts with 10% to 35% DEET can provide enough prot…

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Worst of West Nile Season Ahead

September 3, 2008

Summer may be gone and fall has already arrived, but according to health officials the worst of West Nile season is not yet over.Kane County Health Department officials pointed out this week that since the disease sprang up in 2002, the biggest number of cases occurred between August 15 and October 15. According to the information the County Board Public Health Committee saw this week, around 33-46 human illness cases diagnosed in county since 2002 have taken place between those dates. Claire Do…

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