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of repellents to target seniors at risk for West Nile virus
Department of Health and Human Services, Harris County Public
Health and Environmental Services, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee,
DEET Education Program
containers of DEET-based repellent to help protect low-income
senior citizens against West Nile virus.
Sept. 22, 11 a.m.
Multi-Service Center, 4802 Lockwood Drive
still remain in the mosquito season and so does the risk of West
Nile virus infections resulting from the bites of infected mosquitoes.
Houston public health officials obtained more than 10,000 containers
of mosquito repellents from the DEET Education Program, administered
by the Consumer Specialty Products Association. Low-income seniors,
the population at greatest risk for severe illness and death from
West Nile virus, will receive the repellents. Three repellent
manufacturers donated the products: SC Johnson, maker of OFF®
repellents; Spectrum Brands, maker of Cutte® and Repel®
repellents; and 3M, maker of Ultrathon™ repellents.