West Nile is having a banner year in 2012 unfortunately, with an increase in cases across the country. Most are in Texas and Oklahoma…..Arizona, fortunately has not been having a marked increase.
Still….West Nile, a virus transmitted by mosquito bites, is still prevalent here in Arizona and has it’s peak occurrence in August.
So….be aware to limit your exposures to mosquito bites: Wear appropriate clothing when possible, use DEET containing sprays (Like OFF!) and eliminate standing water around your house to prevent mosquito breeding.
For more information on West Nile…..check out the CDC’s website