How to Protect Yourself From Zika in 2018

By Madison F.

As the weather heats up, so does the risk for diseases like Zika and Lyme disease. In May of 2018, CDC has released a video their findings about the rise of disease:

With the increase of risk, many are wondering how to decrease their odds of contracting one of these potentially deadly diseases. Luckily there are many things that can be done. Here is a video we liked from WaysandHow with some recommendations and tips:

The CDC advises:
1. Avoid places where there are outbreaks
2. Be aware of times and places for certain exposures

  • Ticks tend to be found in vegetative areas like grass
  • Mosquitoes tend to like the daylight hour
  • Wear clothing that limits skin exposure 

3. Use insect repellent on the outside of clothing for additional protection
4. Check your body for ticks
5. Use a bed net or a mosquito net
6. Use insect repellent

You may be asking, "why would I need a mosquito net?" If you are planning on camping, laying out on a hammock, or traveling this summer, it would be a good idea to protect yourself. Bug repellent typically has to be reapplied every 3-6 hours. Instead of simply relying on bug repellent, have another line of defense. If you are looking for a quality net, here is an option.

For more information on Zika follow this link.

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