Prepare for Zika if you are Traveling for Spring Break

Prepare for Zika if you are Traveling for Spring Break first appeared on the Backyard Bug Patrol blog.

The numbers are rising in reported Zika cases in the United States. Florida now has four cases of the mosquito borne virus and it’s likely that this number will rise rapidly in the up and coming months.

Four New Zika Cases Reported in Florida – NBC 6 South Florida
The Florida Department of Health has reported four new travel-related cases of the Zika virus in the state of Florida, with two of those cases being reported in Miami-Dade County and another in Broward County.

If you are noticing any of the ‘Zika-like’ symptoms mentioned in the above article, then it’s important that you get yourself checked out by a medical expert, particularly if you are an expectant mother.

We are coming out of the winter months now so it’s important that if your mosquito control isn’t up to date that you take action. For those of you that are planning to take a trip for spring break to an area that may be affected by the virus, this next article is worth a read as Florida is a popular destination for many.

What you need to know about Zika virus if you’re traveling for spring break – Today.com
If you’re traveling for spring break to areas with active Zika infections, there are a few important things you should keep in mind.  Before you pack your bags and get into the swing of spring, here are some updates on Zika’s impact.

Whatever your plans, make sure that your health is top priority and that you are taking all necessary precautions. Enjoy spring break and don’t let mosquitoes ruin your fun by not taking a few extra steps to protect yourself.

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