According to a recent article published by USA Today, just last Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that,… “it now considers Zika to be the definitive cause of the birth defects seen in Brazil and other countries affected by the outbreak”. While all the cases that have been found here in the United States were contracted while the patients were traveling abroad, it definitely is raising some eyebrows here stateside. As the local experts on mosquitoes here in Victoria, TX, we want to provide you with the most up-to-date information.
Not only does Zika represent a threat to pregnant women or women trying to conceive, it also represents a threat to the rest of the population. It’s already been confirmed that Zika can be spread through sexual contact also. Even more concerning is the recent revelation that Zika also causes Guillain-Barre syndrome which is a rare, frightening disease which causes the body to attack its very own nerve cells resulting in paralysis.
According to the article, “In addition to microcephaly and brain abnormalities, babies with Zika infections also have had eye problems that could cause blindness, extra scalp skin, clubfoot and arthrogryposis, a condition in which newborns’ joints are stuck in either a flexed or extended position”. Now the only thing to finish analyzing is during which period of pregnancy does the fetus stand to be impacted the most. There is no vaccine, there is no cure. The only way to deal with Zika and its symptoms at this time is to cope. By reducing your chances of interacting with pesky, biting mosquitoes, you’re also reducing the risk of getting infected by a potentially disease carrying mosquito. Rely on the professionals at Mosquito Squad of Victoria.