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August 29 Zika Topic of the Week


“Zika Topic of the Week” is a coordinated communication approach to highlight a simple prevention message each week. The prevention message will be featured on the homepage, throughout the Zika website, and through social media. Social media messages will be developed for release during the week. The messages will be shared with our partners to encourage them to post for their audiences. When possible, the Zika prevention message will intersect with an established communication plan (i.e., Summer Olympics).

Week of August 29:
Back to School: Get Books Not Bites!

As your kids head back to school, teach them about Zika and how to prevent mosquito bites.

Download the CDC Zika Widget for your website:
 English:  
 Spanish:  

Sample social media to help spread the word:


 Protect your kids from mosquito bites! Use EPA-registered insect repellent with DEET, picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus or para-menthane-diol.  
 Recess is a favorite time of the day for most kids. Make sure yours are protected from mosquito bites by dressing them is long-sleeved shirts and long pants.  
 Teachers: Want to teach your students about #Zika and the importance of preventing mosquito bites? Find information and fun and educational activities in CDC’s Communication Toolkit for Schools.  

 It’s back-to-school season! A great time to teach your children how to protect themselves from mosquito bites.  
 Are you a school administrator with questions about #Zika & how to protect your students & staff? Read CDC’s guidance for schools.  
 Teach your kids that mosquito bites are bad with CDC’s #Zika activity book.

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