What to do
There are ways for people to reduce the risk of contracting West Nile Virus, state health officials said.
The prevention method is known as the Five Ds:
Dusk/dawn: Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus usually bite at dusk and dawn, so limit outdoor activity at those times.
Dress: People are encouraged to wear loose-fitting, long-sleeved shirts and pants to reduce skin exposure.
DEET: Use insect repellent that contains a DEET concentration of at least 20 percent.
Drain: Empty any containers with standing water.
Doors: Make sure all doors and windows are in good repair and fit tightly, and repair any torn screens to keep mosquitoes out of the house.
Source: Georgia Department of Public Health