Eliminating the Bite

Hyatt, Donna
August 2007
Soldiers;Aug2007, Vol. 62 Issue 8, p23
The article reports on the detection of West Nile Virus, a serious mosquito-borne illness, in all 48 U.S. continental States in 2006. The risk of contracting the virus is low in areas where the West Nile Virus has been documented, according to the Centers for Disease Control officials. Mosquitos are being trapped by the Army Environmental Health Services to identify potential carriers of the virus according to environmental specialist Erin Menefee of the DPW Environmental Division.


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