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Fight the Bite: Residents Urged to Take Precautions Against Mosquitoes (VIDEO)

As the weather warms up, Montgomery County officials are urging residents to take precautions against mosquitoes because of the Zika virus.

MyMCMedia‘s Sonya Burke reports that the county has launched a new public education campaign that you may be hearing a lot about this summer.

Mosquito prevention tips:
–Eliminate standing water in and around your home. Throw out or empty items that hold water such as tires, buckets, planters, toys, and pools. Empty and scrub birdbaths weekly.
–Dispose of trash such as plastic bags, bottle caps, open drink cans or bottles, disposable cups and food wrappers.
–Keep mosquitoes out of your home by using air conditioning when available and making sure there are screens on windows and doors. Make sure the screens do not have holes.
–Clean out roof gutters and down spouts. Ensure tarps and swimming pool covers are positioned so water drains off.
–To protect against mosquito bites: cover up with long sleeves and pants, limit outdoor activities during peak mosquito times and wear insect repellent.

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 4, in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

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Here are five things to know today, Oct. 4, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Council meets today and on the agenda is a health department update about the Zika virus, a Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) update about efforts to reduce class size, and a 1:30 p.m. public hearing about the future of […]

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State Crews Spray for Mosquitoes in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

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The state of Maryland used a truck to help eradicate mosquitoes in two areas of Montgomery County last week. Montgomery County Health and Human Services spokesperson Mary Anderson said the spraying took place in a section of Gaithersburg and in a section of Wheaton. According to Anderson, residents in the spray area received reverse 9-1-1 […]

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Backpack Report: The Zika Virus (Video)

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While many people are enjoying their summer, going the beach, enjoying the sun, it is mosquito season. The West Nile, the Degue and the Chikigonya viruses have already terrorized people and the mosquitoes themselves, but there is a bigger program that is being faced currently, the Zika virus. To lean more information about the virus, […]

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Zika Virus Prevention Discussed on Montgomery Al Dia (VIDEO)

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Marta Gill was a guest on the county’s Spanish language radio show, Montgomery Al Dia. Gill, a nurse with the county’s department of Health and Human Services, discussed the county’s Zika virus prevention efforts. Take a look: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. For more information go […]

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Emergent BioSolutions Lands Contract to Develop and Manufacture Zika Virus Vaccine

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Gaithersburg based biotech company Emergent BioSolutions has been tapped to develop and manufacture an early stage Zika Virus vaccine. The company announced that its Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM) has been awarded a contract from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) valued up to $21.9 million, this week. BARDA […]

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Town Hall Meeting on Zika Virus Set for June 29 in Germantown

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Montgomery County officials are hosting a Town Hall meeting to discuss the Zika virus on June 29, from 6:30 – 8 p.m., at the Upcounty Regional Services Center in Germantown. Local leaders will outline the County’s action plan and provide information on steps residents can take to protect themselves and their families from mosquito bites. […]

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Zika Virus Town Hall Meeting (VIDEO)

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Fight the Bite is the name of a local educational campaign to protect residents from mosquitoes. Local, state and federal officials recently held a Zika virus town hall meeting at the Dennis Avenue Health Center to discuss prevention and protection. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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County Report This Week (VIDEO)

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Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on a forum about the Zika virus in Silver Spring, recruitment efforts for Montgomery County’s Fire and Rescue Services, MCPS graduation ceremonies, a recap of Montgomery College’s successful baseball season and more. Watch the show, below:

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Zika Virus Information Session Planned for May 26 (VIDEO)

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Concerned about the Zika virus? Montgomery County residents can find out more about the virus and learn how to lower infection risk by taking part in an information session on Thursday, May 26. Take a look at the video below. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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County Report This Week (VIDEO)

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Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on the Zika virus awareness campaign, the fallen heroes memorial ceremony, the new transit center at Montgomery Mall and more. You can watch the show in its entirety, below:

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