Best Ways to Stay Zika-Free This Summer

Use these strategies to stay free of bug bites this mosquito season.

Best Ways to Stay Zika-Free This Summer

Fears of Zika infection are spreading across the U.S. as the weather heats up and mosquitoes emerge for the summer. While there’s no treatment or vaccine for the virus, here are a number of steps you can take to ward of the Zika-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquito this summer.

Watch: How to Protect Yourself From Mosquito Bites and Zika Virus


Covering Up

One of the best ways to to stop mosquito bites is to block them all together. While long sleeves and long pants might seem stifling in the hot summer weather, light, breathable clothing will still provide better protection than bare arms or legs.

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