Zika is a real threat
Bug Off Screen Helps Prevent the Zika Virus â CDC Says Screen Your Doors
The CDC says everyone should screen their doors & windows to help prevent Zika and other mosquito born diseases</4>
“Screen your doors and windows.”
“Stop it before it starts by avoiding mosquito bites.”
- No vaccine exists to prevent Zika virus disease (Zika).
- Prevent Zika by avoiding mosquito bites.
- Screen doors and windows to prevent mosquitos from entering the house
- Mosquitos that spread Zika virus bite mostly during the daytime.
Zika virus disease (Zika) is a disease caused by the Zika virus, which is spread to people primarily through the bite from an infected Aedes species mosquito. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week after being bitten by an infected mosquito. People usually don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika. For this reason, many people might not realize they have been infected. However, Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause serious a birth defect called microcephaly, as well as other severe fetal brain defects. Once a person has been infected, he or she is likely to be protected from future infections.
http://www.cdc.gov/zika/prevention. April, 2016