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Zika Virus – Symptoms, Long Term Effects And Precautions.

Monsoon Is Always Fun,
Its Indeed Masti Ka Mausam,
Parks Are Favorite Spot,
Cycling, Playing And What Not,
Rains, Pleasant Weather,
Its Always Fun Time Together.

But,
Mommy In Me Is Always Worried,
Rains Brings More Mosquitos,
A Single Bite Can Lead To What Not,
Disease Like Malaria, Dengu, Chikaguniya Are Well Known,
But Still A Few Are Unknown.

Zika Virus Is One Of Them,
Symptoms Are Least Known,
Long Term Effects Are Unknown,
Being Unaware Is Dangerous,
So This Post Is To Create Awareness.

Mosquito borne disease, are always at peak in rainy season, reason being the improper drainage that leads to water logging and this water is the best breeding place for mosquitoes.

Zika Virus

Zika Virus is transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquito, the same mosquito that transmits dengue and chikungunya. However, it can also be spread by blood transfusion, sexual contact and from an infected mother to her unborn child during pregnancy.

Named after the Zika Forest in Uganda, Zika virus was first discovered in 1947. The first human cases of Zika were detected in the year 1952, since then, outbreaks of Zika have been reported in tropical Africa, Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia.

Zika virus in India was first found in Pune 64 years ago, as part of a survey that was testing immunity to Japanese and Russian varieties of a virus-borne brain infection called encephalitis.

Symptoms Of Zika Virus
Since same virus leads to different diseases, the main question is how to distinguish Zika Virus from Dengue/Chikanguniya.

Some of the common zika virus symptoms include:
Fever
Rashes
Joint Pains
Redness in the eyes, such as conjunctivitis.

The symptoms can start showing up 2 to 7 days after infection and last for almost a week. If you feel that you are suffering from any of the symptoms, or if you have recently visited places where there was a Zika outbreak, it would be advisable to contact the doctor and get a test done immediately.

Impact Of Zika Virus
Zika virus can lead to birth defects such as microcephaly, a condition in which a baby’s head is abnormally smaller than normal babies

Babies born infected with Zika can have a range of health problems like developmental delay, intellectual disability, hearing loss, seizures, vision and feeding problems.

In adults, The Zika virus has been found to affect the immune system. It has also been linked with Guillain-Barre syndrome, a condition where the healthy nerve cells are attacked by the immune system and can also lead to neurological dysfunction.

Precautions Against Zika Virus
1.Plan your trip – Always avoid travelling to places which had an outbreak of Zika virus.

2. Stay in well-conditioned place – Keep windows and doors shut and use air conditioning when possible.

3. Wear protective clothing –Always wear a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, socks and shoes. One of the simplest form to protect your family, your friends, and your community from mosquito borne disease is to use mosquito-repellant like Good knight Fabric Roll-On as it is 100% natural and gives 8 hours-long protection.

Zika Virus

4. Take preventive measures – Ensure you empty the water buckets, unused bottle, birdbaths as they could be breeding grounds for mosquitoes. One of the best ways to keep mosquitoes out of your homes is to use Good knight Activ+ System.

Zika Virus

Good Knight is a brand that gives multiple options for being safe from mosquito borne diseases. You can find the right mosquito repellent for your indoor or outdoor safety with Good Knight.

Zika Virus

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9 comments

  1. Thank you for this awareness post 🙂

  2. Yogita you can write poem on anything but nice informative post. I am also using goodknight fabric roll on that is very good effective product

    Keep up good work
    Gurjeet chhabra

    http://www.prismaroundgurjeet.com

  3. Zika virus is a matter of high concern. We should be aware of it and should follow the precautions religiously. These mosquito fighter from Good knight are definitely handy

  4. This is an important information to be taken care of during monsoon season

  5. Zika virus is really harmful and goodknight is the best solution to keep us safe. Thank you for letting us know about this informative

  6. Goodknight is the best solution to keep us safe. Thank you for letting us know about this harmful virus

  7. Amazing and informative post. Superb precautions for the prevention of zika virus. Great thoughts.

  8. Very informative post Zola virus is indeed dangerous one to tackle

  9. Extremely informative post. Thank you for sharing. It is important to know how n what preventive measures should be taken.

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