8 Hour Protection against the mosquitoes that can carry the Zika Virus.
The Zika Virus is spreading rapidly. Is your family protected against the mosquitoes that can carry Zika?
The Zika Virus is now know to cause Microcephaly, babies born with abnormally small heads and other physical deformities.
Test Proven: Best Zika Repellent
Recent tests performed by a leading consumer advocacy group found the best Zika repellent to be Sawyer’s Picaridin Insect Repellent. Tested against 16 other brands, Sawyer’s with 20% Picaridin outlasted and outperformed the competition.
Sawyer’s Picaridin Insect Repellent was effective in repelling Aedes mosquitoes, known to carry the Zika Virus, for 8 hours. Eight hours will allow you to enjoy your afternoon and evenings outside.
The Zika Virus and Microcephaly are scary and we want you and your family to be protected. Using Sawyer’s Picaridin Insect Repellent is one of the best ways to protect yourself from Zika.
Pregnancy Worries and Zika Virus
Zika is often carried by the Aedes mosquito, but doctors believe it can be spread through unprotected sex with an infected person.
Zika cannot be transmitted through everyday contact with an infected person.
Contracting the Zika Virus during the first trimester of pregnancy can increase the chances of having a baby with Microcephaly.
Currently the Zika virus is most prevalent in Brazil, but outbreaks are being reported throughout the Americas, including Mexico, Barbados, Puerto Rico, Honduras and the Dominican Republic.
The World Health Organization is warning that as summer approaches the United States and Europe could see an increase in Zika cases because mosquitoes that can carry the virus will be more active.
Symptoms of the Zika Virus
Symptoms of the Zika Virus are generally mild, but may include:
headache, low-grade fever, rash, red eyes, muscle pain, joint pain, swelling of hands and feet, and eye pain
No Treatment For Zika Virus
There currently is no treatment or vaccine for the Zika Virus, so your best bet is protect yourself from exposure to the virus. Avoiding outdoor activity in dusk and dawn hours when mosquitoes are most active is advised. When this is not possible, be sure to use a mosquito repellent effective against Aedes mosquitoes.