Preventing The Transmission Of The Zika Virus

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The island is currently monitoring to prevent the transmission of the virus from the Zika, especially in pregnant women, this virus can cause microcephaly and otherbirth defects and development, as well as pregnancy loss. In adults the possibility exists that can produce paralysis (Guillain-Barré Syndrome) and other neurological problems. There are no vaccines to prevent, medications to treat the infection. Follow the recommendations of the Department of health to prevent the spread of the Zika virus. The weekly report of diseases Abovirales (ArboV) of the Department of health of Puerto Rico collects the latest information on the cases of Dengue, Chikunguna and Zika. It includes the cases reported to the respective surveillance systems…show more content…
Use condoms whenever you have any kind of sexual contact. Use repellents with ingredients registered by the Agency of environmental protection (EPA): DEET Picaridin IR3535 Eucalyptus oil of lemon or for-menthane-diol (never in less than three years) are examples of repellent of mosquitoes with these ingredients: Off!, Cutter, Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus and Repel.* repellents that have one higher percentage of the activeingredient provide longer-lasting protection. Remember to wear repellent after apply sunscreen for more adequate protection against mosquito. Protection measures for your home: Cover the containers or containers that accumulate water in your home. Inspecting the surroundings of your home to identify possible mosquito breeding sites and eliminate them. Pour the water into the ground and wash the container with a brush to remove mosquito eggs. Wash the pet drinking daily. Inspect septic tanks, keep them sealed and netting in the vent Who is at risk of being infected? Any person, including pregnant women, that has not been infected with the Zika virus and who live in or travel to an area where the Zika virus or the mosquito that transmits it. How can afertarme the Zika virus? The Zika virus can cause microcephaly and other defects of birth and development, as well as loss of the embarzado. The
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