Quick tips by CDC to avoid mosquito bites

Currently, Zika virus outbreaks have been reported in many countries and WHO has declared it an international health issue. Health experts are advising people not to visit Zika-affected regions. The mosquito-borne disease has claimed many lives in Brazil alone, and several studies have linked it to a rare birth defect, called microcephaly, where a baby takes birth with a small head. How to stay safe while travelling to area where the deadly virus is growing rapidly? Health experts say pregnant women, or those who are planning to have a baby, must avoid visit to a Zika-affected place. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has already issued travel alerts for several countries that have active transmission of the virus. Some of these places are: Puerto Rixo, Mexico, Venezuela, Guatemala,…


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