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The health, safety and well-being of our students, employees and M-DCPS community is a priority. We have put together a comprehensive list of resources and websites to keep you informed and to make the latest available updates regarding Zika accessible through this website.

About Zika

The Zika virus spreads mainly through the bite of an infected mosquito.   Zika can also spread from mother to fetus, through intercourse, and through blood.

Zika can cause a mild illness, although only 1 in 5 infected people get symptoms. Zika infection during pregnancy is highly dangerous as it could cause a condition in babies called microcephaly (small head and underdeveloped brain).
The best way to prevent Zika is to prevent mosquito bites.   Drain all standing water and protect exposed skin with EPA – registered insect repellent and by wearing long sleeves and pants.

Zika Resources and Latest Updates




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