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Although the Zika virus hasn’t been dominating headlines recently, it is not a thing of the past. You should still take proper precautions and educate yourself on how to keep mosquitoes away from you and your property.
The mosquito that carries the Zika virus is a daytime mosquito that survives only in humid, very warm climates. The CDC has guidance for people living in Brownsville, Texas, and Miami-Dade County, Florida based off a few reports of local mosquito-borne Zika transmissions; otherwise the biggest threat of Zika is from visiting a high risk country.
Here are 10 easy ways to protect yourself from the Zika virus:
2. Use insect repellent
4. Wear longer clothing to cover your skin
6. Keep air circulated, or go out in windy conditions
8. Avoid dusk and dawn
10. Extinguish sources of light
If you fall under any of these demographics, you are at an increased risk of mosquito activity.
|Young Children||People with Type O Blood|
|Young Children||Those Partaking in Alcoholic Consumption|
|Those Partaking in Exercise|
|Zika Virus||Chikungunya Virus||West Nile Virus|