Zika Virus
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Zika Virus

The Zika Virus is an infectious disease that is pass through the bite of mosquitoes. Those who are bitten by the insects carrying this disease may develop a
range of systems. This includes muscle and joint pain, rashes on the skin, red eyes, headaches, and fever. Most of the time, this will only last for about seven days.
While this doesn’t sound too terrible, the real danger comes from infection while a woman is pregnant. It can cause microcephaly (abnormal smallness of the head,
a result of incomplete brain development) and other types of brain malformations in babies. In some adults, it has also been connected with Guillain-Barre syndrome (muscle weakness).

Women who have had symptoms of the virus or tested positive for it should wait for more than eight weeks after their symptoms first appeared before trying to get pregnant.
Officials recommended that men who had symptoms should wait six months before having unprotected sex.

When the aedes mosquitoes bite, they can pass the virus to the person. However, infected humans can pass the virus to each other as well.
This occurs in the bodily fluids, so it is important to be safe and cautious around people who have the Zika Virus until they are better.

How Can It Be Prevented?
Unfortunately, no cure for virus is invented yet, but there are ways to prevent the spread of the disease. Since the disease is carried by
mosquitoes, you need to prevent the breeding of this insect. You do not want to have standing water in your home or your yard, as this can be a breeding
ground for the insects. Contacting professional pest control companies to take care of mosquitoes on your property is always a good idea. After all, mosquitoes can
carry diseases other than just the Zika Virus. If you control the mosquitoes outside of your home, you should not worry about them going inside.

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