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The Horrifying Potential of the Zika Virus


You might have heard about the Zika virus in the news in recent years. This virus, which mostly occurs in parts of South and Central America, has been found in the U.S. Since the World Health Organization has warned about a possible widespread outbreak, it’s important to know more about this disease.

Potential Pandemic

Warnings about the Zika virus include the potential of having this disease turn into a pandemic that could affect up to 4 million people in North and South America. The type of mosquito that spreads this virus could end up becoming a long-term resident in NJ and other parts of the U.S. Cases of this virus that have occurred in the U.S. so far have been in people who traveled to parts of South America or Central America and brought it back home.

Dangers of the Zika Virus

The Zika virus can cause mild symptoms or no symptoms at all in adults who get it. However, severe birth defects, including microcephaly, have been found in babies born to pregnant women who were infected with this virus. While you might not have to worry about encountering this disease in NJ at this time, it’s still a good idea to look into Monmouth County pest control services to lower your risk of any mosquito-borne diseases.

If your property needs Monmouth County pest control for a mosquito problem, contact Allison Pest Control today.

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