Zika virus and birth defects

Zika Virus

Zika virus has spread over Latin American countries but started in Brazil. The CDC is telling pregnant women to avoid traveling to these countries because Zika which is a rare tropical virus spread by mosquitos that is suspected to cause severe birth defects has infested these countries. Many pregnant women who had traveled to these countries last year and were in contact with these mosquitos,now their children have birth defects such as microcephaly. People who travel to these types of countries have an increased chance of coming into contact with these insects. However, it is possible that you can come across mosquitos anywhere, including the United States of America and this can prove to be harmful to everyone, even more so for pregnant women. Pest control experts, similar to the one you can find at this new york terminix office will be able to get rid of these species so that you and your family can live in peace without having to fear that you may be bitten by one or even worse, getting contracted with the Zika virus. After all, mosquitos are heavily found near homes due to many mosquito species needing sugar to survive, even more so than blood. For this reason, many homeowners when confronted with the presence of mosquitos will opt for pest control companies to exterminate any found pests, as well as their eggs that they like to lay in moist and warm locations, mainly under the foundations of houses, as well as in attic spaces, etc.

As the article states that:”Brazil has been battling the largest Zika outbreak yet, with more than a million people infected. But the virus has been identified in 19 other countries and territories in South and Central America and the Caribbean, including Colombia, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Venezuela, and Puerto Rico.”

“Now it’s spreading quickly throughout the Americas, and health officials expect it’s headed for the United States mainland, which means you’ll probably be hearing a lot more about Zika soon.”

The CDC recommends the anyone traveling to any of these countries that has the virus, take precautions by spraying repellent sprays, keep all screens closed to protect yourselves from them not coming in the home, avoid shorts and short shirts, wear long sleeves and pants.



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