Zika Virus Prevention

Zika Virus Prevention in Annapolis, MD

Zika is an infectious disease caused by the Zika virus. It is most commonly transmitted to people by mosquito bites. Symptoms of Zika typically include fever, rash, joint pain, and/or red eyes. Mosquito-Man provides the most efficient Zika Virus prevention services in Annapolis, MD to protect your loved ones.

What is Zika Virus?

Specifically, the Aedes Aegypti & the Aedes Albopictus (Asian Tiger) species of mosquitos are responsible for spreading the Zika virus in humans. Zika can also be transmitted through sexual activity, blood transfusions, laboratory exposure, and from pregnant mother to child. Mosquitoes become infected with Zika from biting infected people. If you have Zika, avoid mosquitoes for the first week to limit the potential for spreading the virus further.

While outbreaks have previously occurred in Africa, Southeast Asia & the Pacific islands, Zika was thought to be a rather harmless virus due to the mild symptoms. All of that changed when a link was made in Brazil between a rise in Zika cases and a rise in microcephaly in infants.

Symptoms of Zika

Zika Virus Prevention

Approximately 80% of those who contract Zika will never experience a symptom of Zika illness. The other 20% may experience mild symptoms such as fever, joint pain, conjunctivitis, rash, headache, and muscle pain. Symptoms usually only last several days to a week. There is no vaccine and no specific treatment for Zika. Managing symptoms of Zika is best done with the advice of a doctor.

Pregnancy & Zika

When Zika first emerged in the news at the beginning of the year it was due to a connection between the Zika virus and microcephaly in infants. Since that time the CDC has put out a Zika travel notice for pregnant women. Be sure to follow this closely if you are planning a vacation to any of the affected areas; currently a portion of Florida (Miami area), The Caribbean, Central America, Cape Verde, Mexico, the Pacific Islands & South America.

Since the link between Zika and Microcephaly in infants became known, a great deal of research has been done. The CDC now confirms that Zika during pregnancy can cause microcephaly in infants, along with a myriad of other birth defects.

What is Microcephaly?

Microcephaly is a birth defect that causes an infant’s head to be smaller than anticipated, typically resulting in a small improperly developed brain. The resulting complications can be few or many and can include developmental delay, seizures, intellectual disability, balance problems, feeding problems, hearing loss, or vision loss. Often lifelong and sometimes life-threatening, these side effects range from mild to severe.

Zika & Guillain-Barre Syndrome

The CDC also reports that Guillain-Barre Syndrome has been linked to Zika Virus. A rare illness caused by a variety of viral infections, Guillain-Barre Syndrome can cause symptoms such as weakness in limbs and even temporary paralysis. In serious cases, it can affect a patient’s ability to breathe. Researchers are still tracking this link to find out more.

Zika Prevention

The only prevention for Zika as of now is to avoid exposure to mosquitoes and mosquito bites. Mosquito-Man can eliminate up to 90% of the mosquitoes in your yard with our traditional barrier spray. We’ll come back every 3 weeks to keep them going all season long.

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