The Zika Virus

ZIKA is a virus transmitted by the AEDES AEGYPTI, the same mosquito that transmits dengue and Chikungunya.

SYMPTOMS

  • Mild fever
  • Skin rashes
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Headache & Joint pain

What To Do If Symptoms Appear

  • Treatment consists of relieving pain and fever and any other symptoms that bother the patients.
  • Take plenty of fluids.
  • Do not self-medicate
  • Have plenty of rest and sleep under a mosquito net.
  • Wear cloth that cover your arms and legs.
  • If the symptoms worsen or other complications develop, seek medical attention immediately.
  • If you are pregnant and have symptoms, seek medical attention immediately, as your pregnancy could be at risk.

How To Prevent It?

  • Eliminate breeding sites, eg: Flower pot, old tires and bottles.
  • Cover all household water tanks and containers.
  • Prevent accumulation of rubbish, dispose it in a sealed plastic.
  • Keep drains clean to prevent stagnant water from accumulating.
  • Sleep in a place that protected by mosquito net.
  • Wear long-sleeves and long trousers.
  • Use insect repellents recommended by the health authorities.
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