How can people protect themselves?

Avoid activity outside when mosquitoes are most active, especially at dawn and dusk. When outdoors, wear long pants, long sleeve shirts and other protective clothing. Apply insect repellent according to label instructions. Make sure that doors and windows have tight fitting screens. Repair or replace screens that have tears or holes. Eliminate all sources of standing water that can support mosquito breeding. For more information please call 530-265-1222.

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1. What is West Nile virus?
2. When was West Nile Virus first found in the United States?
3. Has West Nile Virus been detected in California?
4. How does someone get West Nile Virus?
5. What are the symptoms and treatment?
6. How can people protect themselves?
7. What is the state doing to control the spread of WNV?
8. Why is the public urged to report dead birds?