How to protect you and your family from the Zika Virus:
- Prevent mosquito bites.
- Use EPA registered insect repellent.
- Wear long sleeved shirts and long pants.
- Use screens on windows and doors.
- Use Air Conditioning when available.
- Once a week empty and scrub items that hold water outside. Mosquitoes lay eggs near water.
Kill mosquitoes found inside your home. Mosquitoes rest in dark humid places like under the sink, in closets, under furniture or in the laundry room.
1. When traveling check travel notices. Zika Virus will
Continue to spread and it will be difficult to determine how and when the virus will spread over time.
2. Zika can be passed through sex with an infected person,
so take precautions.
3. During the first week of infection, Zika Virus can be found
In the blood and passed from an infected person to another mosquito through mosquito bites. An infected mosquito can then spread the virus to other people
The most common symptoms of Zika Virus are:
3. Joint/muscle pain
Symptoms last several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.
A blood or urine test can confirm a Zika infection.
There is no specific medicine or vaccine for Zika Virus infection.