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How I Got the Zika Virus and How You Can Too: Protecting Yourself and Your Family

How I Got the Zika Virus and How You Can Too: Protecting Yourself and Your Family

Today's guest post is written by Bethany Kotlar, MPH, of Mother To Baby -Georgia. Her personal experience with the Zika virus is important to share wi ...
The lowdown on insect repellants

The lowdown on insect repellants

Protecting yourself from mosquito bites is key in avoiding exposure to the Zika virus. Here’s what you need to know: Use an insect repellant (bug ...
Protect yourself from mosquitoes

Protect yourself from mosquitoes

The most common way for Zika to spread is through the bite of an infected mosquito. So the best way to protect yourself is to avoid mosquito bites. Wh ...
Time for sunshine and flowers… and bugs

Time for sunshine and flowers… and bugs

Pesticides are chemicals used to kill or keep away insects and rodents. You can use some pesticides in your home. Others are for use only outside or o ...
West Nile virus on the rise

West Nile virus on the rise

West Nile virus (WNV) is a potentially serious illness. It is a seasonal epidemic in North America that flares up in the summer and continues into the ...