A presentation on how to protect yourself from the zika virus

Mosquitoes may be able to bite through thin clothing or clothing made of certain types of loosely woven fabrics. Products that combine sunscreen and repellent are not recommended, because sunscreen may need to be reapplied more often and in larger amounts than needed for the repellent component to provide protection from biting insects.

CDC has guidance for transporting specimens and working with Zika virus in the laboratory. Zika virus can be spread from a pregnant woman to her fetus and is a cause of serious birth defects of the brain in fetuses and infants, which includes microcephaly and other problems.

Wear socks that cover the ankles and lower legs. May lead to chronic liver disease and death. The best way to protect yourself from Zika, as well as other mosquito-borne illnesses, is to prevent mosquito bites by using insect repellent, wearing long sleeves and pants, and reducing mosquito breeding grounds, such as standing water.

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Employers should consider additional protections, including engineering controls to ensure containment of pathogens or enhanced PPE to prevent or reduce exposure where workers are at increased risk of exposure to Zika virus or other hazards e.

Complete genome sequences of Zika viruses have been published. Testing has potential for cross-reactivity with other flaviviruses.

Additional information for specific types of workers is below. Although there is no evidence that the Zika virus spreads by aerosols in clinical settings, minimizing the aerosolization of blood or body fluids as much as possible during patient care tasks will help prevent healthcare workers from being exposed to Zika virus and other pathogens.

Consult a healthcare provider or poison control center for further guidance. New Zealand does not have the zika-virus carrying mosquitoes, and to date, zika virus infection has only been reported in people that have recently travelled to an affected area.

People with Zika virus disease usually have a mild fever, skin rash exanthema and conjunctivitis. Wash skin with soap and water. For example, the more DEET a repellent contains, the longer it can protect you from mosquito bites.

The first case was identified in the Zika Forest in Uganda in The most common symptoms of Zika virus infection are fever, rash, joint pain and red or pink eyes. Recent preliminary findings from sequences in the public domain uncovered a possible change in non-structural protein 1 codon usage that may increase the viral replication rate in humans Dr.

Drink plenty of water, take rest breaks in shaded areas and watch for signs and symptoms of heat illnessincluding in coworkers. Talk to your supervisor s about any outdoor work assignment s if you are or may become pregnant or if your sexual partner is or may become pregnant.

Outdoor workers may need to use sunscreen in conjunction with insect repellent. Where has Zika virus been found? Report all needlesticks, lacerations, and other exposure incidents to supervisors as soon as possible.

Employers should monitor the use of respirators by any worker who must drive vehicles e. If symptoms develop, seek medical attention promptly. Due to the decrease in SPF when using a DEET-containing insect repellent after applying sunscreen, users may need to reapply the sunscreen more frequently.

When people do experience symptoms, they usually begin about days after the bite of an infected mosquito, are usually mild, and typically last days. To date, there are no reports of infants getting Zika virus through breastfeeding. Follow workplace standard operating procedures e.

Some procedures may require BSL-3 precautions, including additional respiratory protection, based on the risk assessment of the proposed work. Zika virus affects people that have travelled to affected tropical areas and have been bitten by a mosquito that carries the infection.

Arboviruses and Related Zoonotic Viruses. Amniocentesis may be considered after 15 weeks of gestation. This mode of transmission is being investigated. Spread to people primarily through bite of. Always follow label precautions when using insect repellent.

Prevention and Transmission

Retrospective studies reveal differential diagnosis issues with endemic Dengue. Originally identified in Africa and Southeast Asia.

Protect Yourself & Others

Mosquito control workers When working outdoors, follow the same precautions recommended above for general outdoor workers for protection against mosquito bites.

In healthcare and when workers are handling human remains regardless of suspected or confirmed Zika infection statusstandard precautions are used to expand the universal precautions required by the BBP standard 29 CFR Exactly how often people have Zika virus infections without symptoms is not known.

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The best way to protect yourself while you're pregnant is to not travel to any area where the virus is transmitted by mosquitoes. And use a condom or don't have sex with anyone who has traveled to an area where Zika virus is transmitted by mosquitoes.

Following these tips will help to protect you, your partner, your family, your friends, and your community from Zika. The more steps you take, the more protected you are.

If you are caring for a family member or friend with Zika, take steps to protect yourself from exposure to the person’s blood. Jul 31,  · APHC: Zika Virus: Know How to Protect Yourself Include information on clinical presentation, recent travel and any relevant or pending laboratory testing.

Report Zika virus cases to the state or local health departments per state guidelines and to the CDC's ArboNET. Emergency Preparedness and Response | Interim guidance for protecting workers from occupational exposure to Zika virus In areas affected by Zika virus transmission, protect yourself and others from possible exposure to Zika virus by always taking steps to prevent mosquito bites.

There is no approved vaccine to prevent Zika virus and there. If you live in or travel to an area with ongoing Zika virus transmission, take precautions to minimize risk.

The risk of Zika infection is reduced by taking measures to avoid mosquito bites and sexual contact with men who have been infected with Zika.

Zika Virus: Know How to Protect Yourself.

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