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TRENTON, N. Tom Nelson .J. -- Worried you might catch the Zika virus? Scammers and bug spray companies are counting on it.Marketers know this is the time to pounce: The summer Olympics are about to start in Brazil, where the recent Zika epidemic started, and 14 mosquito-borne cases of Zika were identified recently in the Miami area, the first in the U.S. So companies and entrepreneurs are capitalizing on Zika fears wherever mosquitoes buzz, hawking questionable products like anti-Zika wristbands and promoting all manner of mosquito repellents for people and pets.From a marketing point of view, its a golden opportunity, said Jonathan Day, a University of Florida mosquito expert and researcher.In a first for a bugspray, Off! became the official insect repellent supplier for an Olympic Games, and agreed to send 115,000 sprays, spritzers and towelettes to the Rio Olympics. Rival Cutter in June signed on to sponsor the U.S. mens and womens national soccer teams.Both companies are likely to benefit from Zika fears far beyond supplying athletes and fans in Brazil. Pharmacies in New York City, for example, have Off! displays warning consumers to Repel the mosquitoes that may carry the Zika virus. The tropical mosquito responsible for the Zika epidemic, called Aedes aegypti, is not found in New York, though state health officials still recommend that people use bug spray.Zika is usually spread when the mosquito picks it up by biting an infected person and bites someone else. It is worrying disease, of course, especially for pregnant women. Its symptoms are often so mild that most people dont know they have it, but it has been found to cause severe birth defects if women are infected while pregnant.Health officials say people in Zika-affected areas should take steps to avoid getting or spreading the disease by wearing long pants and long-sleeved shirts and using insect repellent. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention specifically mentions brands like Off! and Cutter in its recommendations .Zika can also be transmitted by sex, so the CDC recommends using condoms to prevent spreading the virus if one partner is infected, or might be.In a marketers hand, that kind of recommendation turns a condom into a Zika-fighting device. Australias Ansell Ltd. is supplying that countrys Olympic team with anti-Zika condoms lubricated with an antiviral gel. But that gel has never been tested outside a laboratory, and experts say any condom will do the job.Some enterprising marketers are trying to make a few dollars by rebranding products as Zika fighters.Among them is a Louisiana exterminator who is hawking a $1,678 outdoor mosquito misting system as the Zika Cube. Its maker, Katy, Texas-based Pynamite Mosquito Misting Systems, said it didnt authorize sales of its product under that name and will order the man to stop, though Pynamites website does say effective mosquito control in your yard is the best way to prevent Zika and other mosquito-related diseases.A website called anti-zika.com offers $6 anti-zika repellent with a formula specifically designed to combat the Zika virus. Its website says the stuff has similar ingredients to mainstream brands, but offers no details about its specifically designed formula. The company hasnt responded to a request for comment.New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office has sent letters to seven companies, telling them to stop marketing products as Zika-preventive or Zika-protective.While some companies are using Zika worries to goose sales of products that could prevent mosquito bites, others are claiming benefits far beyond what regulators have verified.Officials are warning consumers away from ultrasound bug zappers, $20 insecticide-containing wrist and ankle bands such as Mosquitno, and Spotz, Citronella-infused stickers that adhere to clothing and supposedly repel mosquitoes for three days. The Federal Trade Commission this spring fined one wristband maker $300,000 for falsely claiming its bands create a five-foot mosquito barrier protecting wearers for days.Experts say to stick with what works, like products with DEET. Research by Day, the University of Florida entomologist, found that while repellents approved by federal agencies that contain citronella, lemon eucalyptus oil and other herbal extracts provide some protection, it can last from just a few minutes to an hour or so. In contrast, he found products containing 23.8 percent DEET, such as Off! Deep Woods, can protect against mosquito bites for 3 to 6 hours.And thats what most people are buying, whether they are near Zika-carrying mosquitoes or not: Off! maker SC Johnson in February ramped up to 24-hour, 7-day a week production, the family-owned company says.Spectrum Brands Inc. said retailers have seen sales double over last years for its repellent brands, Cutter and Repel. Its also boosted production, and started mentioning Zika on its repellent cans.We dont want to scare consumers, brand manager Ashley Henderson says. We want to empower them.The maker of Mosquito Bits and Mosquito Dunks, tablets containing bacteria that the company says kill mosquito larvae in water, said its having one of its best sales years ever. Demand has spiked in Texas and across the Southwest -- and in less-than-tropical locations, too.Were getting calls from as far north as Canada, said company vice president Zach Cohen.---Associated Press writers Jennifer Kay in Miami and Michael Virtanen in Albany, N.Y. contributed to this report.---Follow Linda A. Johnson on Twitter at https://twitter.com/lindaj-onpharmaCheap NFL Jerseys China Discount . Brad Jacobs and his Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., team took control of the game early. Steven Baker . Cote was eligible to become a free agent Feb. 15. Cote helped running back Jon Cornish run for a league-high 1,813 rushing yards en route to being named the leagues most outstanding player. https://www.cheapnfljerseyschina.co/chuck-oneil-jersey-for-sale/ . Michell Burger, a woman who lives on an estate next to Pistorius gated community, said she and her husband were awoken by the screams in the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 14 last year, when Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp by shooting four times through a door in his bathroom. FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Devonta Freeman was a breakout star in 2015 as a dual-threat player who more than doubled the carries and yards rushing of any other Falcons running back.Freeman no longer is an every-down back for Atlanta (1-1). Tevin Coleman has emerged as a near equal to Freeman in the backfield. Like Freeman, Coleman also is effective as both a runner and receiver, lending more versatility to the Falcons offense entering Monday nights game at New Orleans (0-2).Freeman and Coleman combined for 164 total yards in last weeks 35-28 win at Oakland. It was the second straight week the tandem topped 150 yards.Theyre a monster together, Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Thursday. They love battling and competing. It was great to see them both really getting in the action over the last two weeks.Giving Coleman a larger role wasnt an obvious call for Quinn, considering Freemans big success last season when he ran for more than 1,000 yards with 11 touchdowns and trailed only All-Pro receiver Julio Jones on the team with 73 catches.Quinns plan is to keep Freeman fresh by utilizing Colemans speed, providing a change of pace to the shifty Freeman.The running back tandem has played a big role in the diversification of the Falcons offense. Quarterback Matt Ryan already has completed passes to 11 receivers, including nine against the Raiders.Freeman has 28 carries, only eight more than Coleman, for 113 yards. Freeman said he enjoyed the heavy workload in 2015 but doesnt mind sharing the job with Coleman -- as long as Atlanta is winning.If it works, dont try to fix it, Freeman said. Whatever weve got to do to win. Whatever Ive got to do to help my team win, thats what Im all about.Coleman said he competes with Freeman through the week and cheers for him in games.In practice were competing against each other to make each other better, Coleman said. Hes still my boy. If he makes a big play, of course Im going to be the first one down there to tell him `good job. Deuce Lutui. he Falcons have plays for each back to line up wide as receivers as well as behind Ryan. That gives Ryan more weapons -- and gives opposing coaches more worries.Its important to what theyre doing offensively, said Saints coach Sean Payton. Both backs are explosive. We know them both well from the draft. Coleman is kind of more of a slasher, straight-line speed guy.Payton said the Falcons do a great job, as good as anyone in using the running backs in multiple looks.So just simulating that speed of the running game and the angles with which it hits is always one of the challenges, he said.Some teams may line up running backs outside just to spread out the defense. Ryan said defenses have to respect the threat posed by Freeman and Coleman.Its huge, Ryan said. Were not putting those guys out to spread anything out. Were putting them out to throw it to them. Both those guys have showcased just how talented they are with the ball in their hand.Game notes Jones (calf) was held out of practice for the second straight day. Quinn said he anticipates Jones participating in some things on Saturday and playing on Monday night unless theres a setback. ... SS Keanu Neal (knee) had limited participation. Neal could make his debut after missing the first two games. ... WR Mohamed Sanu (ankle) and DE Brooks Reed (shoulder) also were limited. ... RB Terron Ward, who was released on Thursday, was signed to the practice squad. RB Blake Sims, the former Alabama quarterback signed to the practice squad on Sept. 13, was released.---AP Sports Writer Brett Martel in New Orleans contributed to this report.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' '



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    TRENTON, N. Tom Nelson .J. -- Worried you might catch the Zika virus? Scammers and bug spray companies are counting on it.Marketers know thi...