Zika - Safer at Vitambi than you may think

We recently met with our Hendry County Health Dept. and had an informative conversation about Zika Virus that is important to share. They understand what others have been saying that the Aedes aegypti mosquito is much more common in cities than in rural areas. Turns out this mosquito is the same mosquito that also carries Dengue and Chikungunya viruses. 

"This is an urban mosquito," says Audrey Lenhart, an entomologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. "It tends to breed in close proximity to human habitations." Trash is a favorite breeding site. So are abandoned tires because of the water trapped inside.
Other mosquitoes, (non sip feeders less likely to carry viruses) by contrast, breed in swamps and feed off deer.
Read the full NPR Article on the Zika Virus here

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