Currently, Florida has no recently reported active local mosquito-borne cases of the Zika virus infection. The CDC continues to recommend that, as a precaution, Zika should continue to be regarded as a threat and that precautions to prevent mosquito bites should continue to be followed at this time.
The Maclay School Clinic does not stock insect repellent for student or faculty use. We can store a small supply of insect repellent provided it is supplied by the parent, and the Permission to Administer Medication at School form is completed and signed by a parent for the parent supplied insect repellent. This form is available on this Clinic Website as a .pdf file and hard copies are available in our Front Office and the school clinic.
CDC recommends that you reduce you and your family's risk of getting from Zika from a mosquito and spreading it to others by taking these steps to prevent getting a mosquito bite.
- Use Insect Repellent
- Protect children by dressing them in protective clothing w/long-sleeves and pants legs.
- Use mosquito netting on infant cribs and strollers.
- Wear protective clothing yourself.
- Take steps to control mosquitoes inside and outside our home. Use doors and window screens in good repair to keep mosquitoes out. Use air conditioning when available. Once a week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover or throw out any containers which hold water such tires,buckets, toys, pools, flower pots or planter, birdbaths or trash containers inside or outside your home. Mosquitoes lay eggs near water.
For more information on Zika, visit cdc.gov/zika/prevention/prevent-mosquito-bites.html