Shocking as it may seem, mosquitoes are the most deadly thing in nature.
They claim the lives of more than 1 million people every year, and this number appears likely to shoot even higher in the near future. And the Zika virus is just the latest in a long list of infectious diseases that can be passed from mosquitoes to humans…
However, the Zika virus is particularly alarming, given the devastating birth defects this virus is know known to cause on the babies of infected mothers.
For many families within the affected regions, the Zika virus is very much a SHTF scenario. Any and all effective strategies to combat this epidemic are worth the effort. That’s why we’ve put together this list of steps YOU can take to protect your loved ones and yourself.
These methods are important to learn, both today for preventing the spread of Zika and in the event of a longterm crisis. After all, it is entirely possible that disease-laden mosquitoes will be the biggest problem humans face after the SHTF.
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