Disease Alert! 10 Killer Facts About the Zika virus.
#10. The Zika virus is initially spread to people through mosquito bites.
F Y I, the Zika virus has been found to be also sexually transmitted by People bitten by Zika infected mosquitoes, so strap up!
#9. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis, (red eyes). Other common symptoms include muscle pain and headache. The Zika virus is also found to cause Microcephaly, which is a abnormal smallness of the head in babies from infected mothers.
#8. Illness from the Zika virus is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week.
#7. Only about 1 in 5 people infected with the Zika virus become ill.
#6. The incubation period for the virus from the time from exposure to symptoms for the Zika virus disease is not yet known. The incubation period i assumed to be a few days to a week.
#5. The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week.
#4. Zika virus usually remains in the blood of an infected person for a few days but it can be found in some people for a longer time.
#3. The symptoms of Zika are similar to those of dengue and chikungunya, diseases are also spread through the same mosquitoes that transmit Zika.
F Y I, mosquitoes kill more people than war!
#2. There is currently No vaccine, Nor medication available at the time of this report, to prevent or treat Zika infections.
#1. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is very uncommon, and Deaths, are very rare.
See yor healthcare provider if you develop the symptoms described above and or have recently traveled to an area where Zika is found.
Here are some prevention tips. Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
Stay in places where there is air conditioning, and use window and door screens to keep mosquitoes outside, and use E P A, registered, mosquito repellent!