WAYNE COUNTY’S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, VETERANS AND COMMUNITY WELLNESS OUTLINES SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AND TIPS TO AVOID MOSQUITO BITES

published by: Communications on 8/26/2015
Detroit, MI – The Wayne County Department of Health, Veterans and Community Wellness is encouraging residents to take precautions to minimize mosquito exposure and protect themselves from mosquito bites in order to significantly decrease the chances of contracting the West Nile Virus. While the mosquito season is coming to an end, it is important to remember to protect yourself and your family during the remainder of the summer’s warm months.

“We want people to enjoy the last weeks of summer but we also want our residents to take the necessary steps to protect themselves against mosquito bites, said Wayne County Health Officer, Dr. Mouhanad Hammami.  “There have been no human cases of the West Nile Virus confirmed this year and we want to keep it that way by advocating for our communities to use these tips to increase safety against mosquitoes, said Hammami.

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