Florida Residents Urged to Take Anti-Mosquito Measures

As the rainy season approaches, Florida officials are urging residents to take anti-mosquito measures in order to reduce the risk of Zika infection.

"Everybody's got to remember to do their own precautions -- no standing water, wear protective clothing, use bug repellant," Gov. Rick Scott said at a community roundtable on Monday at the Department of Health in Miami, National Public Radio reported.

"If you travel outside the country to an area that has Zika, you know, take precautions for the next three or four weeks," he added.

So far this year, there have been 18 travel-related Zika cases in Broward and Miami Dade counties, including non-Florida residents who were diagnosed in the state, according to the Florida Department of Health.

Last year, there were 525 known travel-related cases in those counties, NPR reported.

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