Zika Alert

With 31 cases of confirmed in the United States Zika virus, most made by patients who went abroad and were bitten by mosquitoes "Aedes", the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), asked launched a travel warning to Central and South America, and they updated recommendations to prevent unnecessary spread in areas where the insect proliferates.

In the absence of a preventive vaccine, the CDC maintain that the best way to avoid infection is to use sleeved shirts and long pants, stay in air-conditioned places or using mosquito nets and insect repellents use approved by the) Agency Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

For parents, the CDC advises however not use repellents on infants under two months of age, children wear appropriate clothing that covers their arms and legs, cover the cots and baby carriers with special nets . Parents should put the repellent on your hands and apply it to the faces of children.

Although the World Health Organization (WHO) predicted growth"Explosive" infections in the Americas, so far there are no vaccinations or medications to infected people. Rest, hydration, analgesics to reduce fever but not aspirin is recommended.

Although the main symptoms are fever, skin rashes, muscle pain and red eyes, you should consult a doctor to confirm the diagnosis, especially if he has traveled to an area where mosquitoes abound.

For more information, visit www.cdc.gov or www.laredhispana.org

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