MDC InterAmerican Students Encourage Community to Fight the Bite to Reduce Mosquito Population among Growing Zika Virus Concerns

Miami, June 17, 2016 – Within the past year, mosquito-borne illnesses, such as the Zika virus have become a growing concern. To combat this increasing problem, students from Miami Dade College’s (MDC) InterAmerican Campus will be reaching out to residents in the community Saturday, June 25 at 9 a.m., to increase awareness of mosquito-borne illnesses and ways to reduce the mosquito population.

Just in time for mosquito season, which coincides with the rainy season, peaking in late July to late August, IAC’ students will distribute informational materials in the community to let residents know how they can stop the growth of the mosquito population.

Some prevention methods include eliminating mosquito breeding places such as stagnant water and containers with water.  Also, draining and covering water containers to help reduce mosquito population.  Students will also provide community residents with ways to help reduce incidents of mosquito bites, what to apply to the skin to repel mosquitos and the hours of high mosquito activity.

For more information, please contact Carlos G. Fernandez at 305-237-6475 or