How can I protect myself?

Protect yourself from West Nile and other mosquito-borne illnesses by avoiding mosquito bites. Use clothing and repellents to protect skin. Use common sense - read and follow repellent labels carefully.

Mosquitoes need only a few days and a little water to breed. Eliminate standing water - tip, drip, and drain trapped water. Monitor pet bowls, birdbaths, pools, and other outdoor containers for mosquito breeding.

Dead birds, especially crows, cardinals, blue jays, hawks and other raptors, may be a sign West Nile is present in your community.

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1. What is West Nile Virus?
2. How is West Nile Virus Spread?
3. What are the symptoms of West Nile Virus?
4. What other diseases do mosquitoes in North Carolina carry?
5. How can I protect myself?