West Nile Virus (WNV) is viral infection that can be spread to people from the bite of an infected mosquito. WNV can cause serious illness, and in some cases, death. Although a person's chances of getting sick are small, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce your risk of being bitten by mosquitoes.
Avoid Mosquito Bites
Limit time outdoors between dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active.
Wear long pants and long sleeved shirts when outside between dawn and dusk.