Community Meeting on Zika and Mosquito Control | News Release | Old Town Post

Community Meeting on Zika and Mosquito Control
Wednesday, July 20, 6:30 p.m.

Are you concerned about Zika, West Nile Virus or other mosquito-borne diseases? Learn about what the City of Alexandria is doing and what you can do to “Fight the Bite!” Join the Alexandria Health Department on the third Wednesday of each month through October at various locations throughout Alexandria. Meeting attendees will learn more about mosquitoes, the City’s Vector Borne Illness Program, and what steps residents can take to protect themselves and their families. The next meeting is Wednesday, July 20, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Beatley Central Library (5005 Duke St.).

You can help minimize mosquito breeding by eliminating standing water around your home or business, and protect yourself from insect bites by covering up or applying repellant. More information and tips can be found at www.alexandriava.gov/MosquitoControl.

For more information about mosquito control, upcoming meetings, and updates on the Zika Virus, visit www.alexandriava.gov/Health or call 703.746.4910.

For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3959. 

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