“In an abundance of caution, we are working with the DeKalb County Board of Health and redoubling our efforts to minimize any exposure to the West Nile virus in Brookhaven,” said City Manager Christian Sigman.
Workers will be making sure every storm drain is treated with larvicide.
The health board is working to educate the public with door-to-door campaigns.
To limit dangers, officials recommended the following:
- Reduce time outside at dawn and dusk, when the mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus are most active.
- Use an insect repellent.
- Spray clothing with products containing permethrin.
- Wear long sleeves, long pants and socks when outdoors.
- Eliminating standing water in your gutters and items such as planters, toys, wheelbarrows and old tires.
- Trim tall grass, weeds and vines.
- Make sure window and door screens fit tightly.
For more information, contact the DeKalb County Board of Health's Environmental Health division at 404-508-7900 or visit www.dekalbhealth.net/envhealth.
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