It’s not just a regular mosquito season. This summer, the mosquitoes that spread tropical illnesses like Zika, Dengue, and Yellow Fever spread across the US South and multiplied. While there have only been a handful of cases this year, travel between Zika infected areas and the US, plus the prevalence of the mosquito, is a recipe for a huge outbreak.
What’s hard about Zika is how successful the mosquito that carries it is. Aedes aegypti lives under your bed, survives almost no water, and can quickly spread disease.It hates most bug sprays, air conditioning, and cold weather. The warm winter has allowed them to push into new territory in the US, putting more people at risk of tropical illness.
Zika attacks the more fluid brain matter associated with learning and memory, the result of which is most apparent in young kids and babies, who can develop microcephaly,
Google’s parent company, Verily, will soon be testing a release of sterile mosquitoes, which could wipe out invasive mosquito species in the US if done. (West Nile, however, is spread by a different mosquito).
You can protect yourself by clearing your yard from things that attract mosquitoes, than doing it again in your home. You can also support your immune system with colloidal silver. Daily immune system support against the unexpected and more, colloidal silver has long been used to support the immune system, skin health, and more.
Don’t forget to discourage mosquito bites with bug spray, repellant candles, and long sleeves and pants. Once caught, Zika can also be transmitted as an STD.
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