Post Megan Sebay

Mosquito-Proofing Your Spring Break

T-shirts, keychains, and new friendships make great spring break souvenirs, but how about dengue, chikungunya, Zika, and yellow fever? Getting sick on vacation is bad enough, but travelers face an even scarier prospect – bringing mosquito-borne illnesses back into their communities.

That’s why the California Department of Public Health recommends that travelers to areas with active transmission of mosquito-borne illnesses take steps to avoid infection while traveling, and to prevent passing these diseases on after returning home, including wearing an EPA-registered repellent. Read more about mosquito-proofing your spring break.