• By Deborah Balzer

Mayo Clinic Minute: Protect Yourself From Zika Virus

April 8, 2016

person spraying another person's arm with insect repellent

Mosquitoes are more than a menace. The World Health Organization says these tiny insects spread many diseases, including Zika virus, malaria, dengue and yellow fever, which, together, are responsible for several million deaths — and hundreds of millions of cases every year.

Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist Dr. Pritish Tosh gives an example of how to protect yourself from mosquito bites, especially when heading into a Zika endemic area. Here's more in today's Mayo Clinic Minute.

Watch the Mayo Clinic Minute.

 

Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1:04) is in the downloads.

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