Top 8 Ways to Protect You from the Zika Virus

Top 8 Ways to Protect You from the Zika Virus

The Zika virus continues to spread and, given the terrible confirmation that has already arrived in Peru , health protection measures have increased . Fumigations , counseling campaigns and vaccination , but in addition to the health measures taken by the authorities, there are other actions you can do from home that will protect you from the bite of annoying mosquitoes .

Top 8 Ways to Protect You from the Zika Virus


Apply repellentWhen you buy a repellent check it contains N-Diethyl-meta-toluam (known as DEET) or picaridine. Both are approved by health agencies and are harmless to pregnant women and babies older than 2 months.

Close the garbage hermeticallyCheck that your trash is well closed, either with bags or covered. Otherwise, you would be creating a mosquito hatchery.

Uses 'anti-mosquito' technologyToday there are many alternatives on the market, from wristbands to repellent to tiny electrical objects. Remember that prevention is the best option and yes there is the possibility, take advantage of what science offers us.

Long sleeves and long pantsYes, we know it is summer and the idea of ​​being 'covered' does not sound very funny, but the idea is to prevent the mosquito bite from being direct. We recommend using fabrics that are thick enough (jean for example) so that the mosquito does not penetrate.

Uses mosquito netsBoth day and night, they will protect you.

Watch out for pots!The main source of mosquitoes are tanks with standing water. So check your buckets, vases, drinking fountains for your pets and of course the pots. Cleans, cleans and disinfects. We have to be alert.

Avoid travelUnless it's super urgent, travel. If you are pregnant, you better stay at home. The most dangerous destinations are Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela and Puerto Rico.

Prevention and CareIf you know someone who has become infected, or live near her, take all possible precautions and avoid contact with her. This person needs specialized treatment.
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