The Zika Virus is primarily spread through infected mosquitoes. However, you can contract the Zika virus through sexual intercourse and a pregnant woman can pass it to the unborn child. The mosquitoes are aggressive daytime biters but also can bite at night.
Zika (Zee-ka) virus disease is a mosquito-borne viral infection that primarily occurs in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Most people infected with Zika virus have no signs and symptoms, while others report mild fever, rash and muscle pain. Other signs and symptoms may include headache, red eyes (conjunctivitis) and a general feeling of discomfort.
How do you prevent Zika? By preventing mosquito bites. Make sure you use EPA registered insect repellent. Wear long sleeve shirts and long pants. Stay in places that are screened in or better yet air conditioned. Remove standing water from around your home. Email us for your Bugs By Brian® Mosquito Prevention Checklist.
To help protect yourself and family from mosquito bites ask your local government what they are doing. And get with your neighbors and community group to join forces against mosquitoes. Consult a Pest Control Professional like Bugs By Brian® for treatment of your yard.
The Zika Virus is linked to birth defect called microcephaly. It is recommended that if you are pregnant and have a significant other that travels to areas with Zika, to abstain from sex or use condoms, every time during pregnancy.
It is also recommended that pregnant women refrain from traveling to areas with Zika. If you must travel, speak with your healthcare provider and follow steps to prevent mosquito bites during your trip. A returning traveler infected with Zika can spread the virus through mosquito bites during the first week of infection.
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