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Tuesday, August 31, 2004
Dissecting and epidemic: Students warned to watch for West Nile
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While no cases of West Nile have been reported at the UA, students are advised to take precautions to avoid the potentially fatal virus.

There have been 307 cases of West Nile in Arizona to date, accounting for a full third of all cases nationally, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

While the most deadly cases have been confined to the elderly and infants, Elizabeth Willott, assistant professor of entomology, advised the campus community to use insect repellent containing DEET, a proven mosquito repellent. She said it will work best when sprayed around the cuffs of sleeves and pant legs, Willott said. [Read article]

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