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Fight the Bite Handout 2014

Fight the Bite Handout 2014

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Tips to protect yourself from mosquito-borne diseases like EEE
Tips to protect yourself from mosquito-borne diseases like EEE

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Secured nearly a half million dollars to help Oswego County’s fight against EEE.Removed over 2,000 mosquito-breeding waste tires last summer, with a special state grantProvided funding for low-cost vaccine for thousands of horsesLaunched educational program aimed at school children and families, warning of the dangers of EEE.Worked with health experts to urge more research into a human vaccination
Thank you, Senator Ritchie, for making sure that our ‘Moo’ didn;t die wihtout something positive for Oswego County coming as a result.
 
t.
Donna Wilcox 
 Aunt of EEE Victim Maggie Sue Wilcox 
FIGHT THE BITE
 TIPS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM EEE
From Senator Patty Ritchie and Oswego County Public Health
“EEE is one of the most severe mosquito-transmitted diseases.
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Use insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus.
Always follow all directions and precautions on the product label.
Wear long-sleeves and pants.
Mosquitoes can bite through thin clothing.Spraying repellent on clothes can help.
Be aware of peak mosquito hours.
Dusk to dawn are peak biting hours, but some mosquitoes bite all day. Consider staying indoors when mosquitoes are most active.
Fix your screens.
Mosquitoes can enter your home through rips and tears in screens and open windows.
Drain standing water.
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water
in fl ower pots, buckets, bird baths, clogged
gutters and yard debris.
 The best protection from EEE is to keep mosquitoes from biting you.
EEE is a virus spread by mosquitoes that, while rare, is almost always fatal to humans.  There is no human vaccine to prevent EEE, so the best wayto stop it is to protect yourself from disease-carrying mosquitoes.
Senator Patty Ritchie is working to stop EEE
Following the death of 4-year-old Maggie Sue Wilcox from EEE, Senator Ritchie has been leading
the effort to raise awareness of the disease and find ways to stop its spread.

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