Simple joy of relaxing and feeling touch of cool breeze outdoor is hard to beat. But there is one thing everybody hates. They are small and slow, they bite, and the bite then itches leaving red welts. Yes! Those spoilers are none other than small bugs particularly mosquitoes.

 

Other than this annoying factor, there is also some life threatening diseases these little creatures spread. They carry some of bacteria’s and viruses causing malaria, dengue, West Nile and yellow fever. There are a lot of misconceptions about mosquitoes.

 

Here is an inclusive list of the most common myths that people have about mosquitoes.

 

Myth #1

Both male and female mosquitoes bite and feed on human blood.

 

Fact

No! Only the female mosquito bites. The protein from the blood is use to develop female eggs, so she feeds on blood to take protein. Male mosquitoes feed on the nectar that comes from flower.

 

Myth #2

Mosquito dies after she feeds on blood.

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Fact

Female mosquito bites again and again. They are capable of biting more than once. This is how they transmit disease. A female will typically bites on four separate occasions to pass disease on.

 

Myth #3

The more blood they feed on, the bigger the welt.

 

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Fact

The size of welt has nothing to do with amount of blood mosquito draw. It just depends upon how your immune system responds to saliva that has been injected in your skin.

 

Myth #4

All mosquitoes carry diseases.

 

Fact

Only fresh water species pose potential health risk to humans.

 

Myth #5

Mosquito are capable of transmitting HIV virus.

 

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Fact

There is no any scientific evidence to support this statement. They cannot transmit HIV virus form human t human. The virus that causes AIDS is broken down after digestion in stomach without being passed on.

 

Protect yourself from mosquitoes. Tell us about some mosquito myths you know?

 

 

 

 

 



 

Zika virus infection (Zika) is caused by bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito, usually causing rash, muscle pain, mild fever and conjunctivitis (red eyes).  These symptoms last for several days to week after being bitten by an infected mosquito.

 

People take these symptoms as common illness; they don’t get sick enough to take medication. For this reason they might not realize that they have been infected by this virus.

 

 

Zika

 

 

This virus was first discovered in 1947. The first human cases of Zika were detected in 1952. Before 2007, at least 14 cases of Zika had been documented.

 

Zika virus has been found in Pakistan too. To treat this infection you should know the symptoms and prevention techniques. Read this symptoms, prevention and treatment of Zika Virus. 

 

Symptoms

The most common symptoms of Zika are:

  • Exanthema (skin rash)
  • Fever
  • Joint pain
  • Vomit

Symptoms of Zika

 

 

Other common symptoms include muscle pain and headache.

Symptoms of Zika virus is similar to those of dengue and yellow fever, which are transmitted by the same type of mosquito.

 

 

Incubation period

 

The incubation period for Zika virus is still not known, but is likely to be a few days to week.

 

Transmission

 

This virus is transmitted to people through bite of mosquito, not from person to person. Recently other less common modes of transmission have been observed.

 

spread

 

Through blood donation

 

Transmission of Zika virus through blood donation is possible. Because transmission of related viruses (dengue) by blood transfusion has been documented previously.

 

Prevention

 

Prevention of Zika infection relies on removal of breeding sites of mosquito and by reducing contact between people and mosquitoes.

 

This can be done by following ways:

 

  • Using insect repellent
  • Covering body as much as possible
  • Wearing light colors clothes
  • Using physical barriers such as closed doors and windows
  • Sleeping under mosquito net
  • Cover domestic water tanks so that mosquitoes cannot get in

 

prevention

 

 

Treatment

There is still no vaccination to prevent Zika infection

You can treat Zika virus by following simple tips:

  • Get plenty of rest
  • Take medication to relieve fever
  • Do not take asprin
  • Stay hydrated
  • You should seek medical care and advice if symptoms got worse

 

Microcephaly – Zika

 

 

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Complications of microcephaly include:

 

  • Dwarfism or short stature
  • Facial distortion
  • Mental retardation
  • Hyperactivity
  • Seizures.

 

Facts related to Zika Virus

 

FActs

 

Treat Zika Virus on time to avoid complications!

For more information click on the link below!

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/01/26/health/zika-what-you-need-to-know/