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  • EEE and West Nile Virus – EEE and West Nile Virus are caused by infected mosquitoes. Protect yourself by using insect repellent, wearing long-sleeved shirts, pants and socks when mosquitoes are biting, and eliminate standing water.
  • Lyme Disease – Lyme disease is transmitted to people when they are bitten by an infected tick. Protect yourself by using insect repellent, wearing long-sleeved shirts, pants and socks if your activity is in or around wooded and grassy areas. Always check for ticks on skin or clothing after being outdoors.
  • Rabies - Rabies is transmitted to humans by an infected animal. Do not touch, feed, pick up, or adopt wildlife or stray dogs or cats, even if they seem healthy or friendly. If you see an animal acting strangely, is behaving erratically, or seems disoriented or agressive call your animal control officer or park service. There have been a number of cases where people have friended wild animals that then turn out to be rabid.
  • Fun in the Summer Sun Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol – Tips to avoid sun related illnesses. The best prevention is to avoid direct sun between peak hours of sunlight and to use a sun screen of 30 SPF or higher. Also see Heat exhaustion Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol.
  • Summer Alcohol Awareness Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

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