Zika in Florida
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"Zika fever is an illness caused by a mosquito-borne virus similar to those that cause dengue and West Nile virus infection. Common symptoms include fever, rash and muscle pain, though only 1 in 5 cases is symptomatic. Zika has also been linked to serious birth defects, including microcephaly, when contracted by expectant mothers during pregnancy. Residents and travelers should always take precautions to protect against mosquito bites — this is the best way to prevent Zika."
View a Live Map of Active Zika Cases Here
Lee County Mosquito Brochure
Guide to Mosquito Control
CDC- Areas with Risk of Zika
What can you do to prevent and control mosquitoes?
Remove or dispose of containers that hold rain water such as tin cans, tires, buckets, pots, etc.
Change water in outdoor pet dishes twice per week.
Clean clogged rain gutters and drain flat roofs of any standing water.
Repair leaks around faucets or air conditioners that leave water standing for several days.
Stock ornamental ponds with fish.
Change water in bird baths, fountains or troughs twice per week.
Turn over unused wading pools or other containers that collect and hold water.
Cover rain water storage containers with screen.
Eliminate seepage from septic tanks, cesspools, and cisterns.
Irrigate lawns in a manner that does not leave water standing for several days.
Wear repellent that contains Deet or Picaridin on exposed skin to prevent mosquito bites.
Avoid outside activity at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
Lee County Mosquito Control District (239) 694-2174
Collier County Mosquito Control District (239) 2436-1000