Zika Disease Present in Saint Louis

There's a new disease present in Saint Louis thanks to the mosquito!

You've heard no doubt of the Zika virus lately in the media?

Well, the zika virus makes the others look weak by comparison if that's possible. There has always been diseases like West Nile Virus and possibly the lesser-known disease called Dengue and last year Chikungunya. Well, mosquitoes are responsible for this new disease called "Zika". This latest disease is proven to cause health risks women who are pregnant and affects the fetus by causing abnormal underdeveloped heads in new borns.

At IPC we can offer mosquito reduction programs for your outdoor environment to help reduce the risk of exposure to mosquito populations on your property. We will help educate you on mosquito control in your own back yard that will help reduce breeding sites. Treatments for mosquitos can last 30 to 60 days. This may vary depending upon weather conditions, but normally treatments will last 60 days.

The CDC website can offer more detail on this growing virus transmitted by the Mosquito. Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment information can be found there.

Here are some of the things we know about this disease.

  • To find out more about the Zika Virus, check the CDC website.

  • Information and treatments are updated often for Zika.

  • Most people infected with Chikungunya virus will develop some symptoms.

  • Symptoms usually show up 3–7 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito.

  • The most common symptoms are fever and joint pain.

  • Some of the symptoms may include headache, muscle pain and joint swelling that can cause joint muscle to contort.

  • Most cases of Chikungunya disease do not result in death, but the symptoms can be painful and debilitating.

  • Most patients feel better within a week. In some people, the joint pain may persist for several weeks or even months.

  • There is no medicine to treat Chikungunya virus infection or disease.

  • If you think you have been infected, see a doctor right away.

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