Safety Moment – Zika Risks and Prevention

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The recent CDC news conference noted that the potential spread of Zika carrying mosquitoes in the U.S. appears to be far more prevalent than previously estimated. USA Today shared an article which includes maps demonstrating the areas of risk based on mosquito type and areas of potential infestation.

Precautions should be taken to avoid getting bitten, such as DEET-based repellent or Permethrin Premium Clothing Insect Repellent. Additional information can be found in this article.

Please take some time to read the available information to make yourself aware of the risks this virus poses to individual health and the general population, and some things you can do to protect yourself if you are traveling.

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