Many Federal, state and local government officials are warning residents to prepare for the arrival of mosquito season and the dreaded Zika virus, and there are a few things you can do to protect yourself.
The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne illness that primarily affects pregnant women and the unborn. Zika virus doesn’t have acute symptoms like most most mosquito-borne illnesses. The symptoms are typically mild, but the virus has a direct connection between pregnant women and birth defects. It’s also possible to spread the virus sexually.
There are now over 500 cases of Zika virus in the United States. These residents got the virus traveling to regions where the Zika outbreak is ongoing. This gives you an indication of how easily Zika can spread once its introduced into an area.
While local governments can spray for mosquitoes in public areas they are not effective where many families spend their time…the backyard. Municipalities are increasing their efforts to warn residents to do what they can to minimize their contact with mosquitoes.
Here are steps you can take to help prevent the risks of Zika:
- Wear protective clothing
- Use insect repellent
- Stay indoors with air conditioning and window screens
- Get rid of standing water, where mosquitoes like to breed
- Use condoms correctly if you suspect you are your partner may have Zika, or abstain from sex
- Avoid traveling to areas in the world where the outbreak is ongoing
- GET SKEETER BEATER MOSQUITO CONTROL SERVICES to kill mosquitoes on contact and to prevent form a barrier against future mosquitoes.
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