It’s that time of year, when vigilance for mosquitoes is a must. Remember to Fight the Bite by draining standing water, using DEET-containing insect repellent, dressing in long sleeves and pants sprayed with repellent and protecting yourself by limiting your exposure outside.
West Nile virus is the most common mosquito-borne disease in Oklahoma, and it’s a deadly threat, especially to senior adults. Zika is another mosquito-borne disease that’s rising. Mosquito-borne diseases are often transmitted to people through a bite from an infected mosquito. It’s important to note that Zika can also be transmitted through sexual activity.