Fort Bend County Health & Human Services has confirmed its second case of the Zika virus. The first case in the county was reported on March 2. The agency is responsible for disease reporting in all of Fort Bend County with the exception of the areas within the City of Houston.
Protect yourself from mosquitoes by remembering the four D's:
- DUSK/DAWN are the times of day you should try to stay indoors. This is when infected mosquitoes are most active.
- DRESS in long sleeves and pants when you're outside. For extra protection, you may want to spray thin clothing with repellent.
- DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide) is an ingredient to look for in your insect repellent. Follow label instructions, and always wear repellent when outdoors. Reapply as you would with suncreen, after sweating and swimming.
- DRAIN standing water in your backyard and neighborhood - old tires, flowerpots, and clogged rain gutters. These are mosquito-breeding sites.