Locally, the Oklahoma City-County Health Department has trapped and tested nearly 10,000 mosquitoes. So far this summer, no Aedes aegypti mosquitos, which carry and transmit Zika, have been located in Oklahoma County. But theyve been discovered here in recent years, and local and metro groups, including Tinker Air Force Base and health groups, work together to minimize the threat of Zika as well as other mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile.
By Laura Eastes. Cover photo bigstock.com / design Christopher Street.
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