The Chatham County Health Dept. recommends residents take steps to prevent mosquito bites to lower the risk of getting West Nile Virus.
Mosquitoes carry the virus. The health department is warning residents to prepare their property so it doesn't attract mosquitoes.
The health department offers these prevention tips:
The health department recommends that neighborhoods organize a summer clean-up effort to get rid of garbage from public spaces to cut down on attracting mosquitoes.
For more details about West Nile Virus, go to www.gachd.org and click on West Nile Virus link under the Environmental Health tab.
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