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Protect You and Your Family-Understand West Nile Virus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2014

It is time to think about mosquito control and the prevention of West Nile Virus. Since we don’t know what this mosquito season will bring, don’t let down your guard. Remember to “dump the water” and follow these tips to protect yourself and your family from mosquitoes.

Interested in learning more about West Nile Virus? How it spreads and its impact on domestic animals, birds, and other wildlife? Are future outbreaks likely? Answers to these questions as well as information on the proper management of the mosquitoes that carry West Nile Virus will be addressed during Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus, a University of Illinois Extension teleconference program. Dr. Philip Nixon, University of Illinois Extension Entomologist, will address the West Nile Virus problem and how you and your community can manage mosquitoes to reduce the chances of getting West Nile Virus and other diseases spread by mosquitoes.

This program will be offered on Tuesday, July 22nd at 1:30 p.m. at the Peoria County Extension office. For more information or to register call 543-3308 or go to http://web.extension.illinois.edu/fmpt/.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in any event listed in this news release, contact your local Extension office.

Source: Rhonda J. Ferree, Extension Educator, Horticulture & State Master Naturalist Coordinator, ferreer@illinois.edu

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