Monthly Archives: August 2016

Protecting Yourself from Zika and Mosquitoes on the Farm

Farmwork is not usually an 8-5 job and frequently has us outside during all hours of the day.  This can often bring farm workers in contact with mosquitoes.  In the past, mosquito bites have been more of a nuisance, but today, mosquito bites have the potential for transmitting several diseases.  One of these diseases is Zika virus. The Aedes mosquito (A. aegypti and A. albopictus) transmits the virus and are commonly found in South Texas and along the Texas coast, but can also occur in other parts of… Read More →