Health Department Swamped With West Nile Calls

(LOUISVILLE, August 28th, 2002, 11:55 a.m.) -- With the recent West Nile cases in Jefferson County, the phones are ringing off the hook at the Health Department.

Terry Pflug, a health educator at the department, says she is taking as many as 50 calls an hour from people who want to know the symptoms of West Nile.

Pflug says many people are concerned for minor reasons, but shouldn't panic. She says anyone who has a fever of 102 or more, feels disoriented with nausea and headaches should call their doctors.

Also, Pflug says they're recommending everyone protect themselves from mosquito bites by using insect repellant containing deet.

For more information on the West Nile virus, log on the's Health page.

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