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Public Service Announcement

Protect yourself from WNv and Lyme disease

Aug 20, 2015
Bites from mosquitoes and ticks are annoying, but in some cases they can also make you sick. Protect yourself from West Nile virus (WNv) and Lyme disease by preventing tick and mosquito bites.

SIMCOE MUSKOKA – Bites from mosquitoes and ticks are annoying, but in some cases they can also make you sick. Protect yourself from West Nile virus (WNv) and Lyme disease by preventing tick and mosquito bites. Try to avoid tall grassy areas and shrubs in wooded areas where ticks may be found and stay in the center of walking and hiking trails. Avoid going outside when mosquitoes are most active. To prevent bites, wear light-coloured, loose-fitting long-sleeved shirts and pants and use insect repellent according to manufacturer’s directions. For more information about WNv or Lyme disease call Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. connect with the health unit on Facebook and Twitter, or visit simcoemuskokahealth.org.

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