What do you need to know about the Zika Virus

Zika Fever is a disease you can get from an infected Aedes genus mosquito carrying the Zika virus. It was first identified in 1947 in Africa as an infection of rhesus monkeys in the Zika forest of Uganda. It was later confirmed to cause human disease in 1968.

What are the symptoms of Zika virus?

According to the World Health Organization, most cases of this disease causes no symptoms.

But people may experience:

Pain areas: in the back of the eyes, joints, or muscles
Whole body: fatigue, fever, chills, loss of appetite, or sweating
Also common: eye redness, headache, skin rash, or vomiting
Source: Mayo Clinic

How can I prevent Zika virus?

The best way to prevent Zika virus is to eliminate the mosquitoes in your home.  The type of mosquito that carries Zika virus is a daytime biter, so taking preventive measures at all times of the day. Protect your skin from mosquito bites when outdoors by applying insect repellant with at least 20% DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon-eucalyptus.

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