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The Resurgence of West Nile

I wrote a lot about West Nile Virus in Worry Proof, mostly because parents often don't want to hear the benefits of DEET. Well, it's back. with a vengeance. And with all of the talk about climate change and temperatures that will slowly creep up over our lifetimes, it's pretty safe to assume that the mosquito population will creep up, too. With the dramatic reappearance of West Nile this year, don't forget to put on long sleeves, long pants, and insect repellant when necessary.

2012 was deadliest year for West Nile in US, CDC says

West Nile virus killed 286 people in the United States last year, making it the deadliest year yet for the virus, the federal government reported on Monday. Texas was especially hard hit by the virus, which is carried by...Read More