Middlesex County is continuing its efforts to prevent the spread of and protect residents from the Zika virus. The County’s Mosquito Extermination Commission is working closely with the Middlesex County Department of Public Safety and Health and its Health Office to educate and protect the public.
Zika virus is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. Mosquitoes that spread Zika virus are aggressive daytime biters, but they can also bite at night. A pregnant woman can pass Zika virus to her fetus during pregnancy or around the time of birth. Zika can be passed through sexual intercourse from a person who has Zika to his or her sex partner.
The Middlesex County Office of Health Services and the Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission have created community information boards, in both English and Spanish, that will be on display in municipal libraries and health fairs through the rest of the summer. The boards have been created to promote awareness and provide information about prevention of the disease.
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