Saturday, June 13, 2009

West Nile Virus Diseases

West Nile virus is a diseases that caused by bite of an infected mosquito, this mosquito is carrying the westnile viruses, but it's should be known that not all the mosquito are infected by this viruses. The most risk when is bitten by mosquito is in July to early September, because many of mosquito have infected by this viruses. But in some country, this mosquito can risk for along the year. Also should be understand that not all people that bite by infected mosquito will get virus and sick, and although kids can get West Nile Virus, it's rare for them to become very sick from it.

Statistically, a person's risk of contracting West Nile is low, and less than 1% of those infected develop serious illness from the virus. Those at highest risk for serious illness are the elderly and those with lowered immune systems. However, people of all ages can develop serious illness, so it is important for everyone to protect themselves from mosquito bites to minimize the risk of infection diseases.

Good Prevention Action:

Eliminate sources of standing water in your yard where mosquitoes may lay eggs. Fill, cover or remove any items that can trap water. Common mosquito breeding containers include:
  1. Change the water at least once or twice a week, cleaning the bath on a regular basis
  2. Ponds - consider purchasing mosquito-eating fish if the pond is serving as a mosquito breeding site and cannot be drained.
  3. Buried every unused goods not use that can keep water inside.