Mosquitoes in Norfolk detected with West Nile Virus
NORFOLK - Norfolk Public Health officials have detected West Nile Virus in mosquitoes in Norfolk. Public health official John Kouba says the first step in prevention is to make sure you're not helping to grow the mosquito population in your back yard. Small containers, buckets, bird baths, tires and garbage cans can be breeding grounds for large numbers of mosquitoes. Kouba says you can help to avoid mosquito bites by limiting outdoor activity at sunrise and sunset when the insects are most active, wearing long pants and long-sleeve shirts and using mosquito repellent. West Nile symptoms include headaches, fever, body aches and skin rashes.