Zika Virus is a deadly mosquito-borne disease spread by the Aedes mosquito. Zika Virus symptoms are mild and should be detected in time to protect your family. Read about the symptoms cause and ways of prevention of the diseases.
Zika Virus, first identified in Uganda in 1947, is a deadly mosquito-borne disease spread by the Aedes mosquito, who are also known to spread diseases like Dengue and Chikungunya. Aedes albopictus, or Asian tiger mosquito, and the Aedes aegypti, known as the yellow fever mosquito, are most active during the daytime and can survive in both indoor and outdoor weather conditions. These mosquitoes thrive in the tropical weather, and only the use of mosquito net at night may not be beneficial in preventing a mosquito bite – since they are most active during the day. Here are few Zika Virus symptoms, that you need to look out for.
Zika Virus symptoms: What you should look out for
Zika Virus symptoms are mild and could be overlooked easily. Do not take the following symptoms lightly and consult a doctor when you have these symptoms more than a week.
- High fever/ chills/ sweating
- Joint Pain
- Red eyes or conjunctivitis
- Muscle pain
- Pain behind the eyes
Can you be affected by Zika Virus?
You can be affected by the Zika Virus if you stay in warm tropical climate locations or are traveling to such places. The Zika Virus is most notorious for affecting the fetus or unborn child when a pregnant woman gets bitten by these mosquitoes and catches the Zika Virus.
Risk Factor for Zika Virus?
In a 2015 outbreak of Zika Virus in Brazil, pregnant women who were affected by the Zika Virus gave birth to heavily deformed children. Microcephaly – where the brain and head of a newborn child are smaller in size than usual – is a rampant risk. There were high numbers of stillbirths, congenital disabilities, and loss of pregnancy.
How to Protect your Family from Zika Virus?
Unfortunately, there is no specific medicine or treatment that can treat the viral infection – the treatment is aimed at reducing the symptoms. But there is no better alternative than taking precaution to not get the Zika Virus, in the first place.
Since these mosquitoes are most active during daytime and can thrive in both indoor and outdoor conditions – being inside a mosquito net is not an option. Keep the surroundings clean, remove any stagnant water so that the mosquitoes cannot breed. Ensure your kids are protected from mosquito bites by using the right kind of products such as a Goodknight Fabric roll on.
Made from pure citronella and eucalyptus oil the Goodknight Fabric Roll on is 100% natural and Paediatrician certified as baby safe. 4 dots on your kids clothes gives 8 hrs long protection from a mosquito bite.
Protect your family and loved ones indoors with Goodknight Active+ System. Best prevention against any mosquito-borne disease is to avoid getting the mosquito bite!