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FOR RELEASE: September 16, 2002
CONTACT: Pamela Williams
405/271-5601

West Nile Virus Radio PSA's

PSA Director

In an effort to educate the public and attempt to reduce the number of persons exposed to West Nile Virus, enclosed you will find one (1) :30 PSA Script and one (1) :15 PSA Script to begin airing upon receipt through October 31, 2002.

Please include one, or both of these health-related PSAs into your current Public Service Announcement rotation.

Any questions regarding these scripts may be referred to Pamela Williams, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Office of Communications at (405) 271-5601 or online at www.health.state.ok.us <http://www.health.state.ok.us> .

Thank you in advance, for your contribution to Oklahoma’s public health.

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Oklahoma State Department of Health
Radio PSA
:30
Announcer Read

DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY FROM WEST NILE VIRUS?

TAKE THESE FEW SIMPLE STEPS TO AVOID THE MOSQUITO BITES THAT SPREAD THE VIRUS:

  • USE MOSQUITO REPELLENTS CONTAINING DEET WHEN YOU GO OUTSIDE.
  • WHEN POSSIBLE, WEAR LONG-SLEEVED SHIRTS AND PANTS.
  • REMOVE STANDING WATER AROUND YOUR HOME, WHERE MOSQUITOES BREED.

MOST PEOPLE WHO GET WEST NILE VIRUS NEVER FEEL SICK, BUT IT MAY CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS. SO FIGHT THE BITE! TELL MOSQUITOES TO BUZZ OFF!

THIS MESSAGE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.

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Oklahoma State Department of Health
Radio PSA
:15
Announcer Read

BY AVOIDING MOSQUITO BITES, YOU CAN PROTECT YOURSELF FROM WEST NILE VIRUS. USE MOSQUITO REPELLENTS CONTAINING DEET WHEN YOU GO OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE, WEAR LONG-SLEEVED SHIRTS AND PANTS. REMOVE STANDING WATER WHERE MOSQUITOES BREED. SO FIGHT THE BITE! TELL MOSQUITOES TO BUZZ OFF!

THIS MESSAGE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.

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