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Protecting yourself from mosquitoes, the Zika virus

Leal also suggests things like wearing light colors because mosquitoes like darker colors, and apply sunscreen first and then insect repellent.

Corpus Christi (KIII News) — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service hosted a talk Tuesday in Rockport about how to protect yourself from mosquitoes.

More specifically -- how to avoid getting the Zika virus.

There have been cases of Zika found in the Rio Grande Valley. David Leal with Healthy South Texas said it's important that people know that they can lower their chances of becoming infected.

"Knowing when mosquitoes are a little hungrier and want to bite, when the sun rises and when the sun sets, we can use an insect repellent that has DEET in it," Leal said. "Try to have 25-percent DEET in the insect repellent that you use."

Leal also suggests things like wearing light colors because mosquitoes like darker colors, and apply sunscreen first and then insect repellent.

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