First cases of West Nile Fever season reported in Laredo, Texas, USA

The first 2 cases of West Nile Fever have been confirmed in Laredo, Texas. Travellers should be aware that the start of the West Nile Fever season in the USA and Canada is imminent. Since there is no vaccine or treatment for West Nile fever, travellers to areas where this virus has been found can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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