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Zika Resources: Educate Yourself

For the most up to date information on Zika virus, please visit the websites of the Florida Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  FDOH reports on Zika cases on a daily basis.

Latest Zika News:  http://www.floridahealth.gov/newsroom/

Zika resources:

http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/zika-virus/index.html

http://www.cdc.gov/zika/

www.ocfl.net/zika

http://orangecountyfl.net/FamiliesHealthSocialSvcs/MosquitoSafety.aspx#.V6UK0fkrKCg  

 

Dr. Hunter, Director of Orange County Health Services, gives a Zika presentation to the Board of (Orange) County Commissioners:

 

Spill the Water campaign:  http://www.starfl.com/news/20160714/fdoh-encourages-kids-to-spill-water   ("Mosquitoes can breed in as little as one teaspoon or one bottle cap of water...")

 

The two species of mosquitoes that transmit Zika breed in containers with standing water, such as bird baths, bromeliads, and toys that could collect water.

 

Take the proper precautions:

1)     Drain areas of standing water over the ground, so any potential eggs/larvee can die instantly.  The eggs/larvee could potentially flourish in storm drains if poured on non-porous surfaces.

2)     Cover skin with clothing or repellent.

3)     Clean house gutters several times a year.

        4)     Drain the center of bromeliads or use mosquito-control pellets to prevent the bromeliad from becoming a breeding ground for mosquitos.

 

Orange County is responsible for mosquito control in Maitland.  To open a ticket, please call 407-254-9120.  They will send a technician to inspect the area and treat with night-time spraying as necessary.

Source

 

There are 40 species of mosquito in Orange County.  Two out of the 40 species, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, are associated with the spread of Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever viruses.

 CDC map of distribution of Aedes aegypti in the United States:

 

CDC map of distribution of Aedes albopictus in U.S.:

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