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Third Person Contracts West Nile Virus in Plano



    Third Person Contracts West Nile Virus in Plano
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    A third human case of West Nile virus has been confirmed in Plano, city officials say Tuesday.

    Plano's Environmental Health Department received notification from Collin County Health Care Services that a confirmed case was found in the 75025 zip code.

    No additional patient information is expected to be released, as per usual.

    At this time, no further spraying efforts have been announced.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states, "The easiest and best way to avoid WNV is to prevent mosquito bites.

    • When you are outdoors, use insect repellent containing an EPA-registered active ingredient. Follow the directions on the package.
    • Many mosquitoes are most active at dusk and dawn. Be sure to use insect repellent and wear long sleeves and pants at these times or consider staying indoors during these hours.
    • Make sure you have good screens on your windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out.
    • Get rid of mosquito breeding sites by emptying standing water from flower pots, buckets and barrels. Change the water in pet dishes and replace the water in bird baths weekly. Drill holes in tire swings so water drains out. Keep children's wading pools empty and on their sides when they aren't being used."

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