Operation Mosquito Control

Fight the Bite

Transmission

Zika transmisson

Zika may also be transmitted from mother to child in utero or by unprotected sex.

 

 

Prevention:

  • Wear protective clothing

    • Long pants, long sleeves, shoes, and socks

  • Use insect repellent (DEET works best)

  • Avoid areas with high mosquito activity (day and night)

  • Reduce breeding sites

    • Dumping standing water

      • Buckets, flowerpots, toys, bottles, etc.

    • Spray water-holding plants with soapy solution weekly

      • 1 Tablespoon liquid dish soap per 16 ounce spray bottle

    • Clear gutters and drains

    • Close catchment systems

    • Repair window and door screens

    • Use larvicide or introduce fish to ponds

  • Avoid unprotected sex

    • Zika can be sexually transmitted

 

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