Zika Virus- “Let our family PROTECT your family”

pregnant women

“In addition to the illness associated with the virus, there is great concern about the virus’ potential effect in pregnant women as there is mounting evidence of a link to microcephaly, a congenital condition associated with incomplete brain development in infants.”

Zika Virus in the U.S.

 

Background

Zika virus: a disease causing pathogen spread to humans through mosquito bites, being found in the U.S. is quickly gaining momentum and receiving national attention from the media as human cases are being confirmed in states across the country, including FL, TX, NY, NJ and more.
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10 Essential Facts about the Zika Virus

1. The Zika virus is carried by mosquitoes and people BUT spread by mosquitos!

2.Symptoms of Zika Virus infection are usually mild (Joint pain, headache, pain behind the eyes, itchy red eyes)

3.Unborn babies are most at risk from Zika virus complications.

4. There’s no vaccine to protect against the Zika virus.

5. Zika began in Africa and spread Rapidly.

6. Zika has reached Puerto Rico’s mosquitoes and map keep traveling north.

7. All U.S. cases of the Zika virus disease are travel-related.

8. Travelers probably won’t bring the infected mosquitoes home with them.

9.  You can prevent Zika infection by using the insect repellents when traveling.

10. Mosquito control can help prevent Zika,

How can I prevent mosquitoes?

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PLEASE NOTE: We are NOT experts in discussing the virus, nor can we speculate on its potential to spread.


 

Source: NPMA, Everydayhealth.com