A Guide to Help Pregnant Women Reduce Their Zika Risk

August 26, 2016 8:01 PM

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A Guide to Help Pregnant Women Reduce Their Zika Risk

Remove all standing water. Aedes aegypti like to lay their eggs in stagnant water, and they need only a thimbleful left behind in a dog bowl, a puddle in a shower drain, or the drops that pool on potted plants.

These mosquitoes also lurk in dark humid places — in closets, under beds, and in other nooks and crannies. The C.D.C. recommends using indoor insect foggers or sprays to kill mosquitoes and treat the spaces where they might hide. It says, “these products work immediately, and may need to be reapplie...

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