Infographics: Essential Facts About Zika Virus

Sure, you must have heard about Zika virus, right? Especially with the latest NCDC warning about the spread of the virus in Nigeria. Despite that, many have not yet come to terms with the seriousness of this terrible disease caused by Zika virus.

Most individuals still seem to pay less attention to what might be recorded as one of the most terrible outbreaks as stated by the World Health Organization. Here are some facts about the disease you need to know:


Remember the saying, “prevention is better than cure”, so to avoid this virus, ensure you observe the following:

  1. Avoid aedes mosquito bites, put on long sleeve wears when you find yourself in areas where there are mosquitos.
  2. All pregnant women should avoid traveling frequently, and while visiting people they should protect themselves from mosquito bites.
  3. Remember, not all mosquito repellants can eliminate this aedes mosquito transmitting the virus, so get the right repellant that works best and avoid repellents that have 30 percent DEET (diethyltoluamide), because extra DEET will cause more side effects such as seizures, rashes, etc without protecting you.

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