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==Stay healthy==
 
==Stay healthy==
* During the warmer months of the year, consider using mosquito repellent with a high [[DEET]] concentration, as taking such precautions can reduce the opportunity of becoming infected with diseases normally transmitted by mosquitoes.  In the Delta region of the state, mosquitoes are absolutely terrible during the warmer months of the year, making wearing mosquito replant an absolute must.
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* During the warmer months of the year, you should seriously consider using mosquito repellent with a high [[DEET]] concentration.  This may help reduce the opportunity of becoming infected with the West Nile virus that is transmitted by mosquitoes.  In the Delta region, mosquitoes are awful during the summer months.
  
 
* Occasionally throughout the year, you'll read or hear about boil water alerts (usually as a result of a water treatment center that had lost its water pressure for one reason or another).  Although it is safe to shower and bathe with the water, it is not advisable to cook, drink, or brush your teeth using untreated tap water during an alert notice.  Check the with the Mississippi State department of Health for current notice alerts [http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/msdhsite/index.cfm/23,0,148,html].
 
* Occasionally throughout the year, you'll read or hear about boil water alerts (usually as a result of a water treatment center that had lost its water pressure for one reason or another).  Although it is safe to shower and bathe with the water, it is not advisable to cook, drink, or brush your teeth using untreated tap water during an alert notice.  Check the with the Mississippi State department of Health for current notice alerts [http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/msdhsite/index.cfm/23,0,148,html].

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