Zika virus — it’s a term we’ve heard endlessly during the last five months, but do you know how, or if, the mosquito-borne virus can affect you? Don’t worry, here you can Learn More About The Zika Virus.
According to the CDC, the virus disease was first discovered in 1947 in Uganda and until recently, has caused little concern to experts and medical professionals. However, recent studies have changed the perception of the once mildly concerning virus.
Though Zika remains a mild concern for most people, with only one in five people actually get sick from contracting the virus. The real concern surrounding the mosquito-borne virus is infection in pregnant women. Zika is now linked to a serious birth defect known as microcephaly in which babies are born with abnormally small heads and often damaged brains, and is connected to a neurological condition called Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Definitive proof that the virus is to blame for microcephaly has yet to be determined, but evidence continues to mount.
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Currently the CDC, WHO (World Health Organization) and scientists and medical researchers around the world are conducting ongoing research of the virus, it’s transmission and potential long-term effects. Learn more about the Zika virus at the CDC’s website. Here at Platinum Pest, we put value on educating our customers and the general public about the concerns that can affect their lives. Check back frequently for ongoing updates about Zika virus, this developing threat and ways you can protect yourself and your family.
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