Protect Yourself From Mosquitoe Bites is the Warning
Protect yourself from mosquitoe bites. That’s the message from the Yakima County Health
District after a Yakima man was treated for the West Nile virus last month. One
of the first human cases in the state in 2 years. Spokesperson Mary Ann Patnode
says don’t take the advice to cover up lightly because the virus is deadly. In
2009 a woman from Yakima County died of the West Nile virus. Patnode says the
message to cover up and use a repellent hasn’t changed over the years. Avoid
going outside if you can during the times when mosquitoes are most active, in the early morning and evening hours.