West Nile Concerns Hit Charlotte
Randy Peck has had to spray for mosquitos more this year than ever before. Peck says the scattered rain this summer, and mild winter contribute to the up tick of mosquitos this season. Peck says, "Its been kind of cloudy, the puddles aren't evaporating, and mosquitos can breed in about a bottle cap of water."
Presbyterian urgent care doctor Charles Bregier says the West Nile Virus outbreak has people even more concerned. Dr. Bregier says, "Nationwide its much worse than its been this year."
He says many mosquitos carry West Nike, but most of the time, people who are bitten only experience mild symptoms. Dr. Bregier says, "Headache, swollen glands, just not feeling very well, sometimes a sore throat and rash."
Dr. Bregier says this is the busy season for mosquitos and now West Nile. Peck and his team are prepared for mosquitos through the fall. Peck says, "As the temperature starts getting cooler, they are going to become more active during the day."
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