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Backpack Report: The Zika Virus (Video)

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, we went to the Montgomery County’s “Fight The Bite”, to get more knowledge and how to protect yourself from the virus.

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About Mandi Wyndham

Mandi Wyndham is the Training & Volunteer Services Coordinator at MCM and instructor of the Summer Backpack Journalism Academy and Citizen Journalism.


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