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My Take: West Nile Virus

You have heard on the news for months about the dangers of West Nile Virus and the ways to protect yourself. Now that the virus has made it to North Alabama it is more important than ever that people protect themselves not just on weekends, but every day.  This isn't a time to panic about west Nile, but this isn't the time to be complacent either. Mosquitoes are most active at dusk and dawn. A simple spray of some repellant that has at least 20% deet will keep those biting bugs at bay. It is particularly important for kids. Your walk to the car may take a few seconds. Your childs wait for the bus can be many minutes. It only takes one bite from the wrong mosquito to end up with a virus that in the very best cases only makes people very sick. It can be much worse. Protect yourself and your family. As my mom used to say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. I'm Vanessa Oubre and this is my take, what's your?

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