Increasing Awareness for West Nile Virus Prevention

Spread the Word Not the Bite!

WEEP & Recover stands for West Nile * Education * Eradication * Prevention and Recover. We are a non-profit organization formed to generate discussion and provide education on how to prevent mosquito borne disease.

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Please share your stories as we join forces to Educate, Eradicate and Prevent mosquito borne diseases.

WEEP & Recover is a registered 501-c3 organization. Help us spread the word by donating your money, time or expertise.

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West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne arbovirus that was discovered in 1927 in the West Nile sub-region of Uganda. The first serious outbreaks of WNV occurred in the mid-1990s in Algeria and Romania. The virus was introduced in the United States in 1999, with the first case being identified in New York City. That year, 62 human cases, 25 horse cases, and countless bird diagnoses were reported in New York State.

The CDC has since received more than 40,000 reports of people affected with WNV in the lower 48 states, making it the most common virus transmitted by mosquitoes to humans in the U.S. Because only a portion of all cases are reported, the CDC believes the actual number of illnesses may be as high as 700,000.

What Can I do?

We're glad you asked. This is an issue that affects EVERYONE and the entire animal population. We are all exposed to host animals or mosquitoes in our everyday lives. We need to spend the time and effort required to educate ourselves and our children to prevent bites and breeding opportunities for mosquitoes.

  • Understand the Times of Day when Mosquitoes are most active

  • Inspect your surroundings – No standing water

* All mosquito species go through four distinct stages during their life cycle: Egg - hatches when exposed to water. Larva - (plural: larvae) "wriggler" lives in water; molts several times; most species surface to breathe air. Pupa - (plural: pupae) "tumbler" does not feed; stage just before emerging as adult.

We must be vigilant with our local, state and federal leaders to make prevention a priority for all of us. Please Join Us and subscribe for upcoming events and information. Inform us what your local and state governments are doing to mitigate the mosquito problem. We appreciate your input, support, and contributions!

Please check back for more on how to get involved and upcoming events!

Mosquito Life Cycle
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