Fifth case of West Nile confirmed in Oklahoma County, officials say
OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Okla. — Officials have confirmed the fifth case of West Nile Virus in Oklahoma.
None of the cases that have been reported this year have resulted in death.
Here are 4 ways to protect yourself from the possibly deadly mosquito bite.
- Drain standing water on your property so mosquitoes won’t breed
- Use insect repellent that contains DEET on your clothes
- Stay indoors at dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most prevelant
- Dress in long sleeves and pants and spray repellent on your clothes
Symptoms of West Nile include fever, headache, body ache, and sometimes a rash. Babies and elderly are the most susceptible to the illness.
Contact your doctor immediately if your symptoms are severe.