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The Zika Virus – What are the Real Facts?

The virus has been in the news a lot lately. So what is it? Can you catch it? And, how can you prevent it? We have the information you’re looking for!

What is The Zika Virus?

The virus is an illness with the common symptoms that include: Fever, rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis (red/pink eyes). Approximately 1 in 5 people will become affected with the virus. The symptoms usually last between a couple days to a week. The virus is rarely fatal but is thought to contribute to congenital issues for pregnant women.

How can you catch The Zika Virus?

The Zika Virus is a virus spread by mosquitos. Although recent news suggests a few alternate forms of transmission; sexual relations, mother to fetus, possibly through blood transfusions, limited research says slightly possible through saliva or ?? Here is a website with definitions and information. Click HERE!

How can you prevent The Zika Virus?

Currently, there are no vaccines that prevent the Zika Virus. The best way to prevent the illness to avoid mosquito bites. Easier said than done, right. Be aware of the areas you are traveling to, to avoid highly infected areas. Wear long sleeved shirts and long pants when you can. Sit in screened in rooms. Here are more ideas; click HERE! One more treatment that can help around your home is have your yard sprayed. This is a service we can take care of for you. The prices varies by yard size. Please call us to get a quote. 615-220-1933.

The Short Answers To The Hard Questions About The Zika Virus via the NY Times. Click HERE!

Information from the CDC. Click HERE!

 

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