Are You Concerned About The Zika Virus?

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  1. Rock_nj profile image91
    Rock_njposted 2 years ago

    Are You Concerned About The Zika Virus?

    There is growing concern about the Zika Virus.  Are you concerned about this virus?

  2. Austinstar profile image85
    Austinstarposted 2 years ago

    The only people that need to be concerned with the Zika virus are pregnant women and women of child bearing years who may become pregnant.
    Precautions to take include avoiding mosquito bites - use DEET or other mosquito repellents approved by the EPA.
    Don't allow trash to accumulate standing water (paint buckets, old tires, ponds, etc.) This is where mosquitoes breed.
    The Zika virus presents flu-like symptoms such as muscle aches, fever, and joint pains. If you are pregnant and develop these symptoms, have your doctor test for Zika.

    1. Rock_nj profile image91
      Rock_njposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent answer.  From what I've read is this is primarily a concern for pregnant women. The illness itself is not severe.  An estimated 80% of carries don't even show symptoms.  But, Zika virus will be a big story this summer, as it spreads.

  3. Faceless39 profile image94
    Faceless39posted 2 years ago

    Another day, another virus.. and more fear conditioning by the media. No, I'm not concerned, and I don't think we should be!

    1. Rock_nj profile image91
      Rock_njposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      If you are pregnant of thinking of becoming pregnant, then you should be concerned.  Otherwise, this is a mild illness. I had West Nile Virus several years ago.  Just made me feel like I had the flu for a week or so.  Zika is like West Nile Virus.

  4. MizBejabbers profile image92
    MizBejabbersposted 2 years ago

    I don't trust the medical authorities when they say that only pregnant women should be concerned because the infection is minor. What if it mutates into something worse because of their complacency? I live near a river, and we can't enjoy our yard without fighting mosquitoes, including the Asian tiger. Both my son and I have compromised immune systems from genetic autoimmune problems. So yes, I'm concerned about the Zika virus.

    1. Rock_nj profile image91
      Rock_njposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I think you will be hearing more about Zika as the weather warms up in the spring and summer.  Be careful.  If it's like West Nile Virus, then the effects will be minor.  Also, you need to have several bites to contract West Nile .  Zika, unsure?

 
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