As the weather continues to heat up, the CDC is now warning the Carolinas to take extra precautions against mosquitos that could be infected with the deadly West Nile virus.
In 2017, the CDC reported that there were 7 confirmed cases and 2 deaths in North Carolina and 17 confirmed cases and 2 deaths in South Carolina from the West Nile virus.
They released the following information about how to kill and prevent mosquito bites and the spread of the West Nile and other viruses;
It’s also important to be aware of the signs of the virus, including fever, headache and muscle pains.
It can take up to a week for symptoms to start. The CDC said taking action will help mitigate the risk of West Nile virus.
Health officials are now recommending that Carolina residents help reduce the mosquito population by spraying any standing water and wet areas of their yards with natural mosquito repellant.
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