West Nile Virus Is Here - Avoid Mosquito Bites

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West Nile Virus


With mosquito season just around the corner, it's time to starting thinking about West Nile virus.

In late 2006, West Nile virus killed birds and a horse in King County and made three people ill elsewhere in Washington. In 2007, there is a possibility that the virus may cause many more illnesses in our area.

"West Nile virus tends to cause the greatest number of illnesses in the first few years it is in an area before leveling off," said Dr. David Fleming, Director and Health Officer for Public Health

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