Zika Virus: Symptoms, Facts And Prevention

Zika Virus disease is a mosquito-borne viral infection  that primarily occurs in Tropical and subtropical areas. The rising number of these diseases can be attributed to many factors. This virus transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes. 

The virus symptoms includes mild fever, skin rash, conjunctivitis, headache, muscle and joint pain etc. Dengue and chikungunya spread through the same mosquitoes that transfer Zika.

Prevention is key for Zika Virus. There is no vaccine to prevent Zika Virus. Protect yourself from mosquito bites to protect yourself from Zika Virus mosquitoes. Battling the disease with the right products, such as that of Goodknight, would help in preventing and ensuring that your family’s health is safe and sound.

Zika Virus - Transmission

Zika virus is transmitted to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These are the same mosquitoes that spread dengue and chikungunya viruses.

Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on a person already infected with the virus. Infected mosquitoes can then spread the virus to other people through bites.


About 1 in 5 people infected with Zika virus become ill.

The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). Other common symptoms include muscle pain and headache. The incubation period (the time from exposure to symptoms) for Zika virus disease is not known, but is likely to be a few days to a week.

The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week.

Zika virus usually remains in the blood of an infected person for a few days but it can be found longer in some people. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon. Deaths are rare.

No vaccine or medications are available to prevent or treat Zika infections.

Treat the symptoms.
Get plenty of rest. Drink fluids to prevent dehydration. Take medicines, such as acetaminophen or paracetamol, to relieve fever and pain.

Zika Virus – Prevention

No vaccine exists to prevent Zika virus disease.

Prevent Zika by avoiding mosquito bites. Mosquitoes that spread Zika virus bite mostly during the daytime. Mosquitoes that spread Zika virus also spread dengue and chikungunya viruses.

Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants. Stay in places with air conditioning or that use window and door screens to keep mosquitoes outside. Sleep under a mosquito bed net if you are overseas or outside and are not able to protect yourself from mosquito bites.

Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents. All EPA-registered insect repellents are evaluated for effectiveness. Always follow the product label instructions. Reapply insect repellent as directed. Do not spray repellent on the skin under clothing. If you are also using sunscreen, apply sunscreen before applying insect repellent.

Use Goodknight Activ+ System to keep your house free of mosquitoes.

The Goodknight Power Shots offers instant knockdown action- all you need is just one power shot in each corner of the room. The protection lasts for up to 12 hours and is completely safe for the entire family, kids included.

Goodknight Activ+ System

GoodKnight Power Shots

Avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes, especially when you step outside. Use personal mosquito repellents like Goodknight Fabric Roll-On, Patches and Cool Gel before you head out. These are 100% natural and provide 8-hours of protection. 

The Fabric Roll-On comes in exciting fragrance of bubblegum and citrus. Just 4 dots of this non-staining formula ensures complete outdoor protection. It's absolutely safe for children. For babies under 2 years of age, it can be applied on their prams, cots and strollers.

Goodknight Fabric Roll-On With Bubblegum Fragrance


Queeristan by Parmesh Sahani

  Queeristan (Amazon Link) Thanks to Audible Free Trial I listened to this amazing non-fiction on LGBTQ inclusion in Indian workplaces. Author Parmesh Sahani identifies as gay Indian, working closely with Godrej higher management and employees for years to create an inclusive workplace, both legally and in spirit. This book is a result of those years of experience, research, collaboration with individuals from difference spectrum of the society and organizations who has successfully transitioned into a queer friendly one.   Indian history is inclusive. From the Khajuraho temple architectures, to Konark to the Rig Veda, there is existing proofs even 2000 years ago of Indian inclusiveness of queer. It’s the draconian British law that criminalised it, which was scraped in 2009, came into effect once again following a sad judgement in 2013 and eventually was scraped off for good in 2018. I am in awe of the lawyers who fought this legal battle- colleagues and partners – Arundhati Katju

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