With Zika, learn how to protect yourself and kids from mosquitoes

Parents, keep your kids safe from mosquito bites.

That’s always been the message in humid South Florida summers. But with a mosquito species prevalent in South Florida primarily responsible for the spread of the Zika virus, officials are emphasizing protection against insects more than ever.

“I think people need to be cautious because mosquitoes can transmit not only Zika but other viruses,” said Dr. Lilian Abbo, chief of infection control and antimicrobial stewardship for Jackson Health System. “I think people should not be in panic, but in alert.”

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