Could your child return home from summer camp with Zika?

Deseret News on Jun 19, 2016

Could your child return home from summer camp with Zika?

The CDC’s guidelines for Zika prevention suggest wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and treating clothing and gear with permethrin, a type of insecticide that’s generally considered safe (unless you eat it).

According to the University of Rhode Island’s Tick Encounter Resource Center, you can treat clothes by either spraying them with permethrin, or soaking them. You can also buy clothes that are already treated, which the Environmental Protection Agency deems safe, even for pregnant and nursing women.