Simple measures can lower the risk of getting bitten by a mosquito carrying the Zika virus. These include using insect repellent and covering as much of the body as possible with long, light-coloured clothing.
No mosquitoes, no Zika!
Eliminating places where mosquitoes can breed and putting screens on windows and doors can also help keep your surroundings safe. Eliminate mosquito breeding sites:
- Keep clean water in covered storage tanks
- Clean out garbage and waste
- Report leaky pipes to authorities
- Get rid of stagnant or standing water
You can protect yourself and your family by keeping mosquitoes away. As the mosquito bites during the day, infants, pregnant women and those ill with Zika should nap under mosquito nets.