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Health Alert- Zika Virus!! by Milan15: 10:36am On Nov 24, 2018
Health alerts:
Zika virus is causing concern because it relatively new, it is spreading quickly and it may result in significant health effects.

Symptoms and risks:

The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week after being bitten by an infected mosquito. People usually don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika. For this reason, many people might not realize they have been infected. Once a person has been infected, he or she is likely to be protected from future infections.

There are two significant risks if someone becomes infected with Zika:

●If a pregnant woman becomes infected, it may infect her baby and cause microcephaly and brain injury.

●Rarely (affecting 2.6/10,000 infected individuals), there may be a temporary paralysis (Guillain-Barré syndrome).

If you are pregnant and may have been exposed:

If you are pregnant and recently traveled to an area with ongoing Zika virus transmission, or have a male sexual partner who traveled <continue reading>


Re: Health Alert- Zika Virus!! by Costarit: 8:12pm On Nov 24, 2018

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