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Homemade Mosquito Repellent

The Zika virus carried by mosquitoes has become a hot topic and is the basis for many unwarranted fears for most people in the United States. While it is a dangerous virus that can be sexually transmitted (one reported in S.C.), here in the US, it only affects about 1000 people per year. As of August 18, 2016, there are 34 known cases of Zika virus in South Carolina. * So far president Obama has asked congress for $1.9 billion to help develop a Zika vaccine. * The White House also is seeking flexibility to use some of its unspent funding for the Ebola crisis to respond to Zika or other infectious diseases.   You can also learn more about the Zika virus from the Centers for Disease Control at . Each state should also provide information. The link for South Carolina is , which provides useful information on symptoms, transmission and prevention. Homemade Mosquito Repellent Regardless of the pre