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Housecall for Health: Near-Record West Nile Year [VIDEO]

Mosquito bites may be a hassle during the summer, but they are also a potential health threat.  Add in record warm weather, and it’s shaping up to be a near-record year for a deadly mosquito-borne virus.

FOX’s Colleen Cappon reports in today’s “Housecall for Health”:

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Health officials say the U.S. is facing the biggest outbreak of West Nile Virus since 2004.  Dallas County has started aerial spraying to contain mosquitoes after several reported deaths.  There are no medications to treat it or vaccines to prevent it.

The CDC says symptoms include fever, headache, body aches, vomiting, diarrhea and rash, and people should call their doctor at the first sign of symptoms – especially those over 50 or with weakened immune systems.

Housecall for Health, I’m Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.

WATCH more on the mosquito spraying in Dallas County HERE:




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