Spraying incesticides will help keep the mosquitoes away
Scientists working on modifying mosquitoes to sterilize them
An infected mosquito willl spread the virus
Lots of tires full of water which is causing increase in mosquitoes because it's spawning ground
The main danger of zika is that it is the leading cause of microcephaly. Microcephaly is a disease that causes the brain to be small and deformed, which causes the limbs to be smaller and thinner. The child won't be able to talk or walk and they will have learning disabilities.
Frequently Asked Questions
How could I get Zika?
Well the only way zika is passed on is through the aedes mosquito and sexual transmission.
How can I cure my Zika?
Well , there are no cures, but there are treatment options.
Can Zika be transmitted through animals?
There haven't been any traces of Zika in animals yet , though zika was first introduced in a monkey in the Zika forest (hence the name).
Is zika deadly?
There hasn't been any casualties yet coming from zika, though microcephaly has had deaths
Treatment and Prevention Options
While pregnant, try to stay away from mosquitoes
Overall try to stay away from mosquitoes in South America
A way to keep mosquitoes out is by always have a screen and a door in case you want to leave the door open
Get Plenty of rest
drink lots of fluids to prevent dehydration
Take medicine such as acetaminophen and paracetamol
DO NOT TAKE ASPIRIN
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The National Institution of Health is working on saving funds so they can modify the mosquitoes. They will all carry the vaccine, so when they bite people, the person will be cured. We need more companies to help come up with a solution.