The Zika Virus how to avoid getting it.
Are you planning to attend the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil? If you are, the Zika Virus is something that you should be very aware of. Unlike many other viruses out there, the Zika Virus has no vaccine, so getting vaccinated against it before you travel is not an option. Instead, when thinking of prevention, you have to think a little harder, more traditional methods may be the key to your survival in a country that has a very high prevalence of the virus.
Your best option is to try your hardest to avoid being bitten by the Ades Aegypti mosquito. These mosquitoes are the ones that carry the virus. You can always spot them clearly, they are the ones which have white legs, the legs are very visible and can be seen clearly with the naked eye. These mosquitoes like to strike in the daytime, so it is best to be vigilant during the day, always making sure to stay clear of them.
Traveling with mosquito repellent is a great idea, just as you plan to travel with your sunblock, you should pack your repellent as well, so be sure to add this to your list, just to ensure that it is not forgotten. With just a single bite from a mosquito carrying the Zika Virus you can be infected, within a few days, you may begin to feel the symptoms. Though the virus does not always cause dire effects in individuals who are affected, on some occasions, the survival of the infected person is threatened.
The virus is especially ominous for women who are pregnant, with side effects that can affect even unborn children. Checking to ensure that you are not pregnant is a precaution that should be taken. This shows just how much the Zika Virus can affect us all, it is not only an issue for you, but it can even affect the survival of unborn children. This is a very serious virus indeed, one which has no easy prevention but must be prevented with common sense and caution. Therefore, the following things can be done to prevent being bitten.
You should sleep under a mosquito net, especially in the day time, as this is when the mosquitoes roam. Though outside may be a bit humid, it would be best to dress in clothes that can protect your body; long-sleeved shirts and long pants, not too comfy I know, but better safe than sorry. You should always try to stay in air-conditioned rooms whenever possible, if your room is not equipped with an air-conditioning unit, you should ensure that the room is fully outfitted with mosquito screens to prevent them from getting inside.
There is absolutely no other sporting event like the Olympics, it encompasses the best athletes that the world has to offer, and thus, it should be enjoyed by all those fortunate enough to be there to see it and not marred by illness. Therefore it must be remembered that the keys to your survival are prevention and caution.