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West Nile Story (West Nile Virus Prevention Rap)

December 14, 2019


MC Bugg-Z… Who’s heard of West
Nile virus? / you may not realize it / But it’s inside of
mosquitoes / and they can spread it to people / So cover
up / rock repellent / get rid of standing water / Mosquito
bites can be more than just a bother / No vaccine to protect /
no medication to treat it / That means attention to prevention
is the challenge—so meet it / Empty, scrub, turn over,
cover / tip and toss out containers /
Clean up the yard once a week / and you’ll live your best life
later / Long, loose, light-colored clothes /
so no skin’s exposed / To biting mosquitoes / attempting
undercover probes / Use repellents to protect yourself
/ and those that you love / From the potential health threats /
of being bitten by a bug… / Who’s heard of West Nile
virus? / you may not realize it But it’s inside of
mosquitoes / and they can spread it to people / So cover
up / rock repellent / get rid of standing water / Mosquito
bites can be more than just a bother / Who’s heard of West
Nile virus? / you may not realize it / But it’s inside of
mosquitoes / and they can spread it to people / So cover
up / rock repellent / get rid of standing water / Mosquito
bites can be more than just a bother / West Nile is a threat
to public health in the summertime / Been here for 20 years / shout out to Queens ’99 / Rapid spread from east to
west / now it’s throughout the continental U.S. / Culex /
mosquito vector with a bird preference / In nature West Nile cycles / between mosquitoes and birds / When those mosquitoes
feed on people / infections occur / Steady sipping dusk til’ dawn / because they’re nighttime biters / Attack at
Twilight / like micro-vampires… / Who’s heard of
West Nile virus? / you may not realize it / But it’s inside of
mosquitoes / and they can spread it to people / So cover
up / rock repellent / get rid of standing water / Mosquito
bites can be more than just a bother / Who’s heard of West
Nile virus? / you may not realize it / But it’s inside of
mosquitoes / and they can spread it to people / So cover
up / rock repellent / get rid of standing water / Mosquito
bites can be more than just a bother / Now luckily / most
folks infected will never feel sick / But some will suffer from
fever, rash, aches and weakness /
Though most recover completely / the fatigue can persist / For
weeks or months you could be living lethargic and listless /
Unfortunately / any age can get severe illness / But people
older than 60 and the sick / have the highest risk Of
neuroinvasive cases / with lifelong effects: Encephalitis,
meningitis / from a virus that wrecks / Protect from West Nile
virus / here’s hoping ya realize / That it’s inside of
mosquitoes / and they can spread it to people / So cover
up / rock repellent / get rid of standing water / Mosquito
bites can be more than just a bother / Representin’ Vector
Controlllllll… / The mosquito that never bites will never
have the chance to change your life / Cover up and use
EPA-approved repellents when mosquitoes are active. It’s
Bugg-Z and I’m out.

8 Comments

  • Reply Fairfax County Government May 31, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    Be sure to click the bell to be notified when the video premieres! Submit your questions for MC Bugg-Z now.

  • Reply Fairfax County Government June 6, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    @GregL culex mosquitoes, which spread West Nile virus, feed evening and night.

  • Reply Vector Disease Control Int'l June 6, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    You did it again! Great work using your creative skills to provide the public with an important health message!

  • Reply James Smith June 7, 2019 at 5:31 am

    I like the content, but all the turning upside down made me a little queasy

  • Reply EncephalitisGlobal June 7, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    What an excellent video…. nice work, Fairfax!!

  • Reply Karnage the Kannibalistic Killer Klown June 9, 2019 at 2:13 am

    I had it and lived, but you say there's no treatment? Try doing your research.

  • Reply Karnage the Kannibalistic Killer Klown June 10, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    Nothing will save you from Us. We will infect all non carriers. It's I Us.
    #WestnilesCarrier
    #XYYChromosome

  • Reply Thys Kotze June 18, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Awesome!

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