West Nile Virus: High Risk
The Health Department’s Personal Protection Index (PPI) remains at Level 3 (high risk) because of the number of mosquito batches testing positive for WNV. Level 3 indicates high numbers of infected mosquitoes in most areas, and multiple human cases of WNV disease in DuPage County. View the PPI.
West Nile Virus (WNV) Prevention -
Follow the 4 Ds of Defense:
DRAIN: Drain those items that collect standing water around your home, yard or business. Scrub and refill pet water dishes and bird baths regularly.
DEFEND: Use an insect repellent containing DEET when outdoors and reapply according
DRESS: Wear long pants, long sleeves and closed toe shoes when outside to cover the skin.
DAWN & DUSK: Wear repellent if outdoors during these prime times for mosquito activity