West Nile worries: How much DEET is enough?

Advice on how to best defend yourself and family against mosquito bites.

It is the time of year we start to worry about West Nile Virus.

WNV has already been discovered in a mosquito in Oakland County, so what can we do to protect ourself?

Symptoms appear to be like the flu, with severe symptoms of brain inflammation, memory loss and confusion.

The most dangerous symptoms affect the very young and the very old.

How much DEET do we need to protect ourselves? The maximum amount should be 30 percent for a longer period of time.  Shorter amounts of protection come from smaller numbers like 10 to 20 percent.

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