Alternative EarthCare Lists 4 Things You Should Know About The Zika Virus To Keep You And Your Family Safe
MONTAUK, N.Y., April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Alternative EarthCare has been providing quality residential and commercial services across Long Island, New York since 1996. Specializing in tick, flea, and east end mosquito control, traditional lawn services (including aeration and seeding), irrigation system services, tree removal and pruning, and Christmas and holiday light installation, the team of professionals successfully caters to your needs in the least toxic, most organic way possible.
With recent news of the Zika virus afflicting the citizens of Brazil and various other countries including the United States, many are worried about what this disease entails and what its appearance means for the average person. Alternative EarthCare shares the four most important things to know about the Zika virus in order to keep you and your family safe:
1. It is transmitted through mosquito bites. The Zika virus is primarily spread via the bites of an infected mosquito. This means that the only viable method of prevention is to avoid mosquitoes altogether. Look for natural, non-toxic methods of mosquito repellant, such as lavender oil and citronella candles, avoiding outdoor sweat-inducing activities, or professional pest control services.
2. Infection during pregnancy may cause birth defects. Zika is specifically connected to a condition known as microcephaly, which causes stunted skull growth and underdeveloped brains in newborn babies. It is advised that pregnant women take every measure to avoid mosquito bites and also refrain from travelling outside of the country during their pregnancy.
3. There is no available vaccine. There is currently no medical way to avoid contracting this virus. However, there are several ways to treat the symptoms. If you have contracted the Zika virus, be sure to rest, fill up on fluids, and check with your doctor to see what medications are suitable take.
4. Symptoms do not present in every case. Only 20% of infected individuals present symptoms, which makes it difficult to track the disease and prevent it from spreading further. Common symptoms are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (also known as pinkeye). If you do experience any symptoms, consult with a doctor immediately.
Serving both Suffolk and Nassau County, including the East End and the Hamptons, Alternative EarthCare offers a variety of organic, non-toxic lawn care services for your home or business. In addition to beautifying and maintaining properties, the award-winning staff is also dedicated to the safety and health of their customers.
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