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Berrien County
Health Department


2149 E. Napier
Benton Harbor, MI 49022



Office Hours:
8:30am-5:00pm, Mon-Fri

Phone: (269) 926-7121
Email: bchd@bchdmi.org



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West Nile Virus

When dealing with West Nile virus, prevention is your best bet. Fighting mosquito bites reduces your risk of getting this disease, along with others that mosquitoes can carry. Take the commonsense steps below to reduce your risk:

  • avoid bites and illness;
  • apply repellant when outside
  • clean out the mosquitoes from the places where you work and play;
  • help your community control the disease.

Something to remember: The chance that any one person is going to become ill from a single mosquito bite remains low. The risk of severe illness and death is highest for people over 50 years old, although people of all ages can become ill.

Informational Resources

Michigan West Nile Virus Hotline 1-888-668-0869

Fight the Bite

MDCH West Nile Virus Website

CDC West Nile Virus Home Page

West Nile Virus Fact Sheet
Updated Information regarding Mosquito Repellents (pdf)



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