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Arkansas city makes top 50 list of Zika prone cities

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FAYETTEVILLE, AR (KAIT) -

A study has compiled a list of cities in the United States that are prone to the Zika virus.

An Arkansas city made the list.

Fayetteville comes in at number 32 out of 50 cities to be more prone to the Zika virus.

Some factors in the study include average temperature and rainfall in the summer and winter months.

The best way to be protected is to prepare.

“It only takes about a tablespoon of standing water for them to breed about 2 to 300 eggs at a time,” says Mosquito Joe owner Stephanie Simon. “We definitely want to make sure we take care of all the standing water and decrease that as much as we can. Also a lot of thick foliage, they love to be in the dark areas in your yard.”

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