Zika Update 2023

Since 2019, the CDC reports on Zika show no new cases or transmissions of the deadly Zika virus disease. The last known transmissions were in Texas and Florida in 2016-2017, but since then there has been no local transmission of Zika virus in the United States. In 2023, thus far, contracting Zika does not appear to be a risk from Mosquito bites.

About Zika Virus

Zika virus disease is a virus transmitted by mosquitoes whose history and origins began in Africa in 1947. Named after the Zika Forrest in Uganda, an outbreak of Zika occurred in the Americas in 2015. The outbreak spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which lives in the tropical Americas.  Zika causes fevers and rashes, as well as headaches, muscle pain and red eyes. Zika also causes birth defects and is linked to Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS).  There’s evidence linking the Zika virus to Guillian-barre syndrome (GBS). 

Before 2016, the CDC reported 2 cases in the United States of patients that tested positive for the Zika virus, who also contracted GBS. GBS is a condition where the immune system starts attacking the bodies nerves, which leads to weakness that can eventually result in paralysis. The Zika virus is a nasty virus that was spread by mosquito bites. 

Mosquitoes carry many nefarious diseases, and we encourage you or your family not to be a mosquito statistic. There are several things that one can do to mitigate mosquitoes including removing standing water, keeping grass cut short, and spraying mosquito repellent around your home and yard. When you hire OKC Mosquito Militia Total Pest Control to do your mosquito spraying you are not just hiring a mosquito expert but a partner that will help you every step of the way to a mosquito free environment. OKC Mosquito Militia Total Pest Control provides Mosquito control services in the OKC metro area including Edmond, Moore, Yukon, Norman, Luther, Harrah and Guthrie. Call 405-509-3051 today to pre-book your appointment or contact us to request a free quote.

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