West Nile Virus Warning for Alabama, Four Cases This Summer

Tools

By Heather VacLav

If you're spending time outdoors in Alabama, you'll want to keep bug repellent handy. The Alabama Department of Public Health is advising you to protect yourself against mosquito-borne illnesses this summer.

Public health officials say this summer, four cases of the West Nile Virus have been reported in Alabama.

Cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis have also been found in horses in West Alabama.

Public health officials suggest using insect repellent when going outside, and wear long sleeves and pants when outdoors, especially during dawn or dusk. You should also empty standing water around your home.

Add a comment

Name:

Comment: 1000 Characters Left

WNCF and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. Comments are posted on site immediately and without station moderation. If you feel a comment is inappropriate you may flag it for review. For guidelines on flagging comments see our Terms & Conditions. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.