We here at Nixall® are often asked, “What can I do about _____”. In recent days, that questions has centered around Zika. The news is full of stories about Zika virus and the adverse effects for pregnant women and their unborn children. The CDC has issued travel warnings and if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, please heed these warnings. If you are healthy, your body is well equipped to handle the effects of the virus.
The CDC has said that most people will show no signs of infection and will develop lifetime immunity to Zika after the disease has run its course. The CDC also reported that wide spread outbreak in the U.S. is not likely, because Zika virus appears to be tropical and requires warmer climates. This is good news for most of us, but our southern states should be wary.
The major vector for spreading Zika is mosquitoes; other sources can include blood transfusions and sexual transmission. The CDC is working on perfecting blood screening tests to protect the blood supply used by hospitals for transfusions and surgeries, as well as a vaccine for immunity. However, these blood tests and the vaccine are still in the developmental stages.
So the last word is, Zika virus is a nasty bug that is very harmful to pregnant women and their unborn children, and travel to infected countries should be avoided if possible.
Otherwise, using simple anti-mosquito techniques should keep you safe. Oh, and use Nixall® First Aid Solution for all of your bug bites and skin irritations. Nixall® First Aid is a natural solution to itchy bug bites, and Nixall® Family of Products provide a way for cleaning and protecting your personal, as well as outside environment.