If you have listened to the news on the radio, watched the news on television, or read the news on the Internet, you will be no stranger to the Zika Virus. With flu like symptoms, this virus has become a wide spread threat to many. One of the major issues with the virus is that it causes birth defects. Women who are infected with the virus are warned to prevent a pregnancy or else their child will face tons of medical issues.
There have been a few cases of Zika found in the United States and most came from people who have traveled to infected areas recently. It hasn’t fully spread to the states yet, so there is no need to panic or worry. But you can be on the defensive – which means buying buy spray or mosquito repellant. You can have mosquito repellant candles at your outdoor tables and even consider installing bug nets on your patio or outdoor eating spaces. With the right protection, Zika will not be a threat to you and if you happen to get the virus, seek medical attention right away for how to treat and contain it.