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Recent Buzz on Zika

Category: Parent Points

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have confirmed multiple cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection in the Miami area—the first confirmed non-travel related cases in which the person was infected by the bite of a mosquito.

Because Parents & Kids readers are likely to be outside in their backyards or gardens where mosquitoes are, here is some information about what gardeners, homeowners, and families in high-risk parts of the U.S. should be doing at home to protect themselves from Zika virus infection.

Some actions that should be taken around the home include:

  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants and using an EPA-registered insect repellent every day.
  • Once a week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out items that hold water, such as tires, buckets, planters, toys, pools, birdbaths, flowerpots, or trash containers.
  • Use mosquito larvicides to treat standing water not meant for drinking that cannot be dumped out or covered.
  • Use window and door screens or air conditioning to keep mosquitoes out of the home.
  • Tightly cover water storage containers (buckets, cisterns, rain barrels) so that mosquitoes cannot get inside to lay eggs.
  • Use wire mesh with holes smaller than an adult mosquito on containers without lids.

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