ZIKA VIRUS PRECAUTIONS


ZIKA VIRUS PRECAUTIONS

Women to Women is a gynecology clinic located in Hollywood, Florida, which means we are just minutes away from the Miami-Dade county areas of South Beach and Wynwood, where the Zika virus has been known to be spread by mosquitoes. If you are of child-bearing age, or are currently pregnant, it is hard not to be worried that a current, or eventual, pregnancy could suffer the effects of the Zika virus. In addition, the new evidence that Zika is also spread through sexual contact, unlike other viruses in its family, means there is cause to be concerned about Zika’s effects. However, we would counsel action over panic. Below is a review of the Zika virus and some actions you can take to protect yourself and an unborn child from Zika.

ZIKA REVIEW

SYMPTOMS AND EFFECTS OF THE ZIKA VIRUS

PRECAUTIONS FOR CURRENTLY PREGNANT WOMEN

NON-PREGNANT WOMEN, BUT OF CHILDBEARING AGE

Everyone should also take precautions to keep mosquito populations down. This means making sure there is no standing water around your home, garden or office building. Mosquitos don’t need much water at all to breed and multiply so walk around and dump out water after every rain, and even after every irrigation watering.

If you live in this area, have traveled to an area affected by the Zika virus, or feel the need to use caution and you want to delay a pregnancy, call Women to Women for an appointment with our gynecologists. We speak Russian and Spanish.

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