Fight the Bite!!!

Published on Wednesday, 15 September 2021 at 8:19:12 AM

Fight the Bite!!!

Ravensthorpe is experiencing an increase of Mosquitoes for this time of year, due to the higher than normal rainfall.
In Western Australia, mosquitoes can transmit Ross River virus, Barmah Forest virus, Kunjin virus and the potentially fatal Murray Valley encephalitis virus.
There is currently no cure and no vaccine for any mosquito-borne disease acquired in WA.
The only way to prevent infection is to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.
  • Cover Up – wear long, loose-fitting, light coloured clothing, covering as much of the body as you can.
  • Repel – When outdoors and mosquitoes are present, apply insect repellent containing DEET (diethyltoluamide) or picaridin evenly to exposed skin.
  • Clean Up – simple changes around your home can reduce mosquito breeding. Remove, empty or cover water-holding containers.
Please stay vigilant and keep you and your family safe. For more information go to https://www.fightthebite.com.au/
Fight the Bite

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