There are less than 1,000 Zika virus cases reported in the United States; of those cases reported, the majority are travel-related exposures. As more information is being learned about the Zika virus and the type of mosquito treatment necessary to both prevent and protect you and your family from an outbreak, here is some specific information about the Zika virus, the dangers and risks the virus poses to you and the way Mosquito Squad of Northeast Arkansas can help you reduce your potential exposure to the virus.
The Zika virus is a rash or irritation of the skin that is produced by the bite of an infected mosquito of the Aedes species. The virus was first discovered in the Ugandan Zika forest in 1947. Prior to 2007, 14 documented cases of the virus were reported worldwide. Recently however, the virus has been reported in parts of Brazil, Africa, Southeast Asia and elsewhere, prompting a global alert issued by the Pan American Health Organization.
There were 388 domestic cases of travel-related Zika virus infections reported in the U.S. (as of April 2016) and 503 reported cases in the U.S. territories (i.e. Guam, Puerto Rico, etc.). A person who has contracted the virus experiences the following symptoms:
Pregnant women are at the greatest risk resulting from an infection with the virus. The Zika virus is known to cause a birth defect in the fetus known as microcephaly and other brain defects.
How can you protect your family in the Jonesboro, AR area? Effectively reducing the threat of the Zika virus posed by the Aedes mosquito starts with the use of a professional mosquito abatement service. This service, through the use of mosquito treatment applications in those areas where they are more like to congregate, helps eliminate a potential Zika virus infection. Mosquito Squad of Northeast Arkansas is in the business of protecting homes and businesses in the Jonesboro and surrounding areas from mosquito infestation. We provide a proven mosquito treatment method to eradicate this pest so that you can enjoy the outdoors free from worry and potential health risks.
Contact Mosquito Squad of Northeast Arkansas for the assistance needed to treat your property and increase your summertime enjoyment of your home.