Zika Virus vs Malaria – symptoms and prevention
Over the last few months, we have heard so many terrible things about Zika virus and news headlines are always full with new information. But what Zika virus has in common with Malaria is that both diseases are mosquito-borne. Zika virus was first discovered in Brazil, and now it’s spreading across the globe, treating to become a serious problem. On the other hand, Malaria has its residence in Africa for decades. Scientists have been able to discover treatments and vaccines to cure people affected with Malaria.
Even though these two illnesses have the same transmitter, a mosquito, they have their differences, but also their similarities.
Aedes mosquito transmits the Zika virus. Most common symptoms of Zika virus are fever, joint pains, red eyes, rash and many people won’t even suspect that they have a Zika virus because these symptoms can last very long. Others symptoms may include a headache and muscle pain, but they will not appear right away. Considering pregnant women, the symptoms appear within the two weeks; it is important to tell your doctor where have you traveled so that he can narrow down your diagnosis.
Malaria has similar symptoms to the flu, and this can delay your diagnosis, you may experience a headache, fever, aches and pains in your body, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Late more symptoms can be experienced as muscle pain. If you doctor determines that you have a swollen spleen and liver, then that is a sure sign that you have a Malaria. You may suffer from the first symptoms week or moths later, and it all depends on which type of mosquito has bitten you.
If we are talking about the pregnancy, both viruses are dangerous for pregnant women. Considering the information we have about the Zika virus, they are still limited, and they still need to be researched to determine what type of consequences Zika virus brings. So far what we know, is that Zika virus can be transmitted through a mosquito bite or through a sexual way with a man who already has a virus, and it can also be transmitted to a fetus during the pregnancy. The shocking discovery has been made, and it is determined that this virus is connected to microcephaly. This means that newborn isn’t able to develop his brain structure properly, it has problems with eyes and hearing.
Currently, there is no prevention against Zika virus, and the best prevention is to avoid the mosquito bites or avoid going to dangerous areas, which are considered to be the center of this disease.
You can always wear long sleeves and long pants, to air condition your space and if you are traveling, it is important to use a mosquito net. Use mosquito sprays and avoid areas that have a large concentration of water.
A better solution?
With many types of mosquito repellents available these days, how do you choose the right one? Most people narrow it down to these two categories:
- DEET based products. Certainly known for its effectiveness but its toxicity is also known to potentially cause side effects in your nervous system, inducing: lethargy, headaches, tremors, involuntary movements, seizures, and convulsions.
- Natural based products. Like vitamin B-1 patches that stick directly to your skin (causing rashes for people with sensitive skin) and is designed to secrete a nasty odor from your body to repel mosquitoes (and your friends). Plus, these only last about 5 to 8 hours, so you better hope you don’t get caught outside when they lose their effectiveness.
Well, thankfully there’s a brand new product on the market that is 100% natural, can be just as effective as DEET, lasts up to 12 hours, and you never have to put it on your skin.
This Powerful Little Patch Is Like Body Armor To Mosquitoes – Ultimate Protection For Your Family!
What is it?
It’s called MosquitoGO. It’s a mosquito repellent patch that you can stick to your clothes and basically acts like a full suit of body armor for you and your family. Keeping those blood sucking mosquitoes from touching you.