The Zika virus has been growing in coverage across the United States. To date, the CDC is not reporting locally contracted infections. In other words, only those who have traveled recently to known areas of infection have been diagnosed. Due to the mild flu-like conditions of Zika in healthy adults, it is considered very likely that it is being under-reported. Which means the virus could be spreading across the country, with little recognition of the fact by authorities.
The Zika virus is transmitted by a type of the Aedes mosquito. While this mosquito is more prevalent in the southern half of the US, it’s not ruled out entirely for the northern regions.
So what can you do? More than any other year, be sure your properties are not holding standing water. Or, utilize approved larvicides. Additionally, minimize personal exposure to mosquitoes by utilizing full cover clothing and minimizing outdoor activity at dawn and dusk.