It’s hot, humid and officially summer, which means mosquito season is upon us. The tiny, buzzing insects have long been a concern because of the diseases they carry including malaria, West Nile, and — newer to our collective radar — Zika. While the risk of Zika spreading to the region is moderate (concern is highest along the Gulf Coast), Kojo discusses local prevention efforts and the ways to keep yourself and your family safe.


  • Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt Director, District of Columbia Department of Health
  • Richard Reithinger Epidemiologist; Vice President of Global Health, RTI International
  • Richard Brooks, MD, MPH Epidemiologist, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

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