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Hope Solo shows off the 'Zika proof' arsenal she's packing for the Rio Olympics including an anti-mosquito head net. She captioned the picture: 'Not sharing this!!!' Get your own!'.
The accomplished American women's Soccer goalkeeper has been vocal about her concerns regarding the Zika virus.
"If anyone in the village forgets to pack repellent, come and see me".
Hope Solo shows off the massive amount of bug repellent laid out on her bed.
References: Wikipedia Zika virus
CDC Zika virus Question and Answers: Zika virus infection (Zika) and pregnancy
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Huffington Post What Is Zika Virus, The Mosquito-Borne Ailment Spreading In The Americas?
THE NEW YORKER How Zika Virus Can Spread?
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN How Zika Virus Can Spread?
This 2006 photograph depicted a female Aedes aegypti mosquito while she was in the process of acquiring a blood meal from her human host,
Electron micrograph of Zika virus. Virus particles are 40 nm in diameter, with an outer envelope and a dense inner core. (Credit: Cynthia Goldsmith/CDC)
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a member of the virus family Flaviviridae and the genus Flavivirus, transmitted by daytime-active Aedes mosquitoes, such as A. aegypti.
In humans, the virus causes a mild illness known as Zika fever, Zika, or Zika disease, which since the 1950s has been known to occur within a narrow equatorial belt from Africa to Asia. In 2014, the virus spread eastward across the Pacific Ocean to French Polynesia, then to Easter Island and in 2015 to Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America, where the Zika outbreak has reached pandemic levels.
Zika virus is related to dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, and West Nile viruses. The illness it causes is similar to a mild form of dengue fever, is treated by rest, and cannot yet be prevented by drugs or vaccines. There is a possible link between Zika fever and microcephaly in newborn babies by mother-to-child transmission, as well as a stronger one with neurologic conditions in infected adults, including cases of the Guillain–Barré syndrome.
In January 2016, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued travel guidance on affected countries, including the use of enhanced precautions, and guidelines for pregnant women including considering postponing travel. Other governments or health agencies soon issued similar travel warnings, while Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, and Jamaica advised women to postpone getting pregnant until more is known about the risks.
Structure of Zika Virus