There are no cases of locally-acquired Zika in Lee County and there are no identified Zika zones in Florida at this time. It's essential that everyone is educated and takes necessary precautions against Zika.
To view updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), please click here.
The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel will continue to monitor updates related to the Zika virus with local, state and federal agencies.
Repellant should have any of the following active ingredients:
Cover skin with long-sleeved shirts and long pants. Apply a permethrin repellent directly to clothing or purchase pre-treated clothing. Follow the manufacturer’s directions and do not apply directly to the skin.
Reduce mosquito breeding sites by eliminating standing water. Mosquitoes can breed in as little as one teaspoon of water, so it is important to drain all sources of standing water — no matter how small — to keep mosquitoes from multiplying.
Use screens on windows and doors. If you are not able to fully protect yourself with windows and doors, sleep under a mosquito bed net.
Updated: October 7, 2019