It's Mosquito Season: Here's How to Protect Yourself
THURSDAY, July 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Summer is synonymous with mosquitoes, and that means possible exposure to the West Nile and Zika viruses. Both are spread mainly through mosquito bites.
Most people won't experience symptoms from either virus, but there are important differences to be aware of.
How to Protect Yourself
These steps will help you avoid both diseases:
To limit mosquito breeding, get rid of any outdoor items that can collect water, from Fido's bowl to gardening buckets to old cans and tires. Empty the kiddie pool between uses. Tightly cover any rain barrels, and regularly unclog gutters and runoff drains.
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