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Cover Teaser: Zapping Zika and how we combat local mosquito health threats

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Cover Teaser: Zapping Zika and how we combat mosquito-borne health threats

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 they’ve 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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