Tuesday, August 19, 2008

West Nile Virus information

6:09 p.m. Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

At 4:30 p.m. today the Washington State Department of Health issued a press release regarding the first human case of West Nile virus in Washington this year (thought to have received the virus while in Eastern Washington or Oregon). Read the complete press release here: West Nile virus in Washington.

At CRESA Emergency Management, we wanted to pass on the following phone number and website as resources to answer your West Nile virus questions and concerns. Please read the news release for common types of transmission, symptoms and prevention.

"The Department of Health West Nile virus information line 1-866-78-VIRUS (1-866-788-4787) and the agency’s West Nile virus Web site (www.doh.wa.gov/WNV) are excellent resources for anyone who wants to learn more." - WA DOH News Release # 08-138, August 19th, 2008.

Scott Clemetson, CRESA Emergency Management

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