There is a common saying – Prevention is always better than cure and if you follow this saying diligently, you can be rest assured to lead a very healthy life. Many cases, you take all the precautions but due to some unknown circumstances, you still tend to catch an occasional cold, fever, muscle pain, etc.
In fact, mosquito bites can result in serious infections, which can also lead to diseases like malaria, dengue, chikungunya, etc. Hence, it is always advisable to take precautionary measures to keep yourself and your loved ones safe from the mosquito menace. With the rainy season in full swing, you need to take added care for mosquito control so that you can enjoy the joy of rainy season rather than visiting the hospital for a check-up.
Zika Virus – The deadly menace
As per a report, 85% Indians are aware that Dengue can be life-threatening. 90% Indians are unaware that the mosquitoes that bite primarily during the day cause Dengue still only 8% Indians use repellents during the daytime when the Dengue mosquitoes are the most active which is an alarming signal. Though mosquito-borne diseases have been in existence for a long time, it was the deadly Zika virus that highlighted that a small mosquito-bite can indeed be life-threatening.
It is a known fact that there is no vaccine or treatment of the Zika virus, the first incident of the virus was reported in the city of Ahmedabad in India. Though it has been a wide-spread disease, it is always advisable to look for Zika virus prevention.
Mosquito-Borne diseases: Prevention and Cure
A few years back, there was an outbreak of the deadly ‘Zika’ virus which is spread by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. Transmission is also possible from mother to fetus or by sexual intercourse, blood transfusion, or animal bite*. Researchers and Scientists have left no stone unturned in order to find a permanent cure for the Zika virus but unfortunately, they have been unsuccessful. Even today, no vaccine exists for the prevention of the Zika virus. Hence, if you are travelling abroad, you should always take the necessary tests and you should be open to your doctor about your medical & travel history.
It is important that you undergo proper diagnosis so that you can take the necessary precautionary and preventive measures. Since there is no direct treatment for the Zika virus disease, patients undergo treatment for relieving the symptoms – rest, plenty of fluids and Acetaminophen to reduce fever and pain*. One of the primary requirements should be to keep your house and surroundings clean so that there are no mosquitoes in your vicinity. For achieving the same, you can either use mosquito repellents, roll-ons, etc. from Goodknight for your near & dear ones so that they are safe from mosquito bites.
To summarize, in order to stay fit and healthy, along with a regular healthy diet, work-out; keep your body away from the mosquito-borne diseases since ‘one bite’ can steal the happiness from your life.
*References – Healthline for Zika Rash & Treatment