This image depicts a young woman standing outdoors, and rubbing insect repellent from a bottle onto the exposed skin of her face. She is avoiding her eyes, mouth, and cut or irritated skin. Zika is spread primarily by the bite of Aedes species mosquitoes (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus). The best way to prevent Zika is to protect yourself from mosquito bites. Here, the woman is also wearing long sleeves to prevent mosquito bites.
“CDC recommends using EPA-registered insect repellents with one of these active ingredients: DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus or para-menthane-diol, or 2-undecanone. When using repellent, apply to your hands first and then apply to your face. Always follow the product label instructions and reapply as directed.”
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Key Words: Zika, Mosquito, Insect Repellent