The Zika virus is caused from the bite of an infected mosquito and can cause fever, rash, and joint pain.In pregnant woman, the bite can cause microcephaly which is a birth defect that affects the brain of the fetus. However, there are several steps pregnant woman and the general public can take to prevent these bites.
The best way to prevent this is to wear long sleeved shirts as well as stay in well air conditioned area and avoid standing water which can be mosquito breeding sites.
Another way for additional protection is to look into insect repellents which can aid in protecting you from all pests including those who carry the virus.
There are several options available at cpr-savers.com including our most popular product the Natrapel 8 hr Continuous spray. This insect repellant protects against all biting insects as well as ticks and is CDC recommended.
If someone finds themselves in an area with a high population of those infected with the Zika virus, it is recommended that they get checked by their family physician regardless if there are symptoms of the virus or not. It is always better to be safe than sorry!