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OKL: What would a Zika virus


infection look like? Dr. Drevets: Three out of four healthy people who acquire Zika virus infection will have no symptoms. If they do, it would be a mild, flu- like illness. The person will often get a bit of a rash over the chest, back, arms and legs and per- haps some mild fever will come with it. Often there will be redness of the eyes called conjunc- tivitis and maybe some body aches and pains. People really do not have a major problem with symptons. And that’s why although the infec- tion has been known for a while, its public health importance wasn’t really known until the issues for pregnant women began to appear.


OKL: Once you have it, how is


it treated? Dr. Drevets: Right now there is no specific treatment for it. If you develop a fever you can take some medications that reduce fever such as Ibuprofen or Tylenol. You need to stay hydrated. If you are a man you need to abstain from un- protected sex for at least six months so not to infect your partner. If you are a woman and are thinking about getting pregnant, you need to let the state health department know. Mothers can pass Zika virus to babies during


pregnancy. If you are currently pregnant or plan- ning on getting pregnant, you should avoid trav- eling to countries where Zika virus is found. Brazilian health officials noted several babies were born with microcephaly (small head size). Some infected mothers reported miscarriages. If your partner travels to a country with Zika virus, he should wear condoms while you’re pregnant to prevent transmission to the fetus. (This holds true for men without symptoms.) The CDC has developed a registry for U.S. pregnancies affect- ed by Zika virus. The goal is to learn more about the effects of the virus during pregnancy and early childhood. The best way to prevent infection with Zika


virus is to avoid mosquitoes that carry it. In Zika-affected areas you should stay inside when mosquitoes are most active. Mosquitoes tend to bite in the daytime during dawn and dusk hours. While outside you should wear shoes, a long- sleeve shirt, long pants, and a hat. You should also wear bug spray or skin creams that contain DEET or a chemical called picaridin {babies younger than two months of age should not use DEET). You should spray permethrin on your clothing (available at local and online retailers) or buy permethrin-treated clothing and gear. Finally, drain standing water—a breeding ground for mosquitoes—near your house.


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