Don't forget your bug spray - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Don't forget your bug spray

As you head outdoors to enjoy the three-day holiday, be sure to pack some sunscreen along with your picnic.

West Nile Virus, commonly carried by mosquitos, is fast becoming a very real danger to Lubbock citizens who go outside. 

The Texas Department of State Health services stated there have been eight human cases of West Nile reported this week, and one horse case.

Mosquitoes are most active at dusk and dawn, so be sure to protect yourself by spraying your clothes and exposed skin with a bug repellant that contains DEET before you go outside.

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