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5 Ways to Prevent Zika

by Kayla Becker | October 23, 2016

1. Choose the right insect repellent.

Not all bug sprays are created equal, and only a selection will ward off the mosquitos that carry Zika. To make sure you’re really getting effective coverage, you should choose an EPA-registered repellent with either DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or 2-undecanone. The EPA has a search tool to help you pick the right one for you based on the specific protection you need.

Kayla Becker

Kayla Becker is a New York City-based contributor to ShermansCruise and the assistant editor for the site.

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