State officials begin efforts to combat mosquitoes
Maryland officials say they have begun their efforts to combat mosquitoes for the summer.
Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder said Tuesday that the “Zika virus continues to be a major public health concern” in the state and that officials “remain vigilant in our efforts to fight the disease here in Maryland.”
Officials will be working to eliminate potential breeding grounds for mosquitoes and will also be spraying to control the population.
As of May 24, there have been 198 cases of Zika virus in Maryland dating back to 2015, all of them associated with travel to areas where the disease has been actively transmitted.