Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control's Mosquito Control Section and the Delaware Division of Public Health created a Youtube video called “Zika Virus, Mosquitoes and You.”

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Mosquito Control Section and the Delaware Division of Public Health created a Youtube video called “Zika Virus, Mosquitoes and You.”

DPH director Karyl Rattay and Mosquito Control Section biologist Thomas Moran discuss the Zika virus in the video. They cover how the virus is contracted and spread and how to reduce chances of exposure to Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses.

Rattay says bite prevention is the best medicine. She goes into detail about protecting children from mosquito bites, how best to apply repellent to children and using mosquito netting on babies less than two months old.

Delawareans also are encouraged to be proactive in their own backyards to eliminate or reduce mosquito breeding habitats by eliminating standing water.

To see the video, visit bit.ly/1NpJBkt.