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Vermont officials: mosquito tips after West Nile

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 30, 2014 at 8:40 am •  Published: August 30, 2014
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — With new test results indicating that West Nile virus is present in every part of Vermont, state health officials are offering tips on avoiding bites from mosquitoes that can carry the disease.

They're urging people to limit their time outside at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.

Wear shorts and long sleeves in high-risk areas and use insect repellants.

Get rid of standing water and areas where it can collect, like stopped-up rain gutters, wading pools and old tires.

Install or repair window screens to keep mosquitoes out of buildings.