West Nile Virus - PSA (60 seconds)

Ken Speake, former KARE-11 reporter

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Ken: Summer in Minnesota, time to get out and enjoy our favorite outdoor activities from gardening to hiking, camping and fishing. If you’re venturing outside without mosquito repellent, especially at dawn and dusk, you could be risking one major headache or worse. Ken Speake here with this important health message. Summertime is West Nile Virus time in Minnesota. West Nile Virus can cause serious life changing illness or death. The mosquitoes that spread this disease in Minnesota thrive in our western farming regions, but they’re also found in many other parts of our state. So don’t take chances, if you’re outside at dusk or dawn from July thru September, protect yourself from mosquitoes, wear a repellent that contains DEET or picaridin and fight the bite.

Announcer: This message from the Minnesota Department of Health.

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Updated Tuesday, January 07, 2014 at 03:27PM