The Center for Disease Control: Zika is out of control. Here’s how to keep yourself and your family safe.

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The Zika Prevention Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Stay Safe (PRNewsFoto/Skyhorse Publishing)

THE ZIKA PREVENTION HANDBOOK Everything You Need to Know to Stay Safe by Alexander Webb, Foreword by Laura D. Kramer, PhD, FASTMH

NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — In case you’ve missed it…

“Zika virus ‘not controllable’: CDC director’s grim warning.”
–Alan Gomez, USA Today

“Zika virus will ‘become endemic,” CDC leader says.”
–Daniel Chang, Miami Herald

“Zika virus birth defects don’t stop at microcephaly.”
–Alice Park, Time

“Zika may be in the US to stay.”
–Greg Allen, NPR

As the Zika virus continues to spread throughout North America, people need answers. What are the origins of this virus? How does it spread? Should we be concerned? How can we stop the spread of infected mosquitos? With the increasing prevalence of Zika, concrete answers are needed now more than ever. The Zika Prevention Handbook (Skyhorse Publishing hardcover, October 29, 2016, $14.99) serves as the best reference for readers to stay informed about side effects and symptoms and shows how to minimize your chance of contracting the virus and staying safe while traveling abroad, including such vital information as:

  • Use EPA-registered insect repellants.
  • Choose condoms with reservoir tips.
  • Cover strollers and cribs with mosquito netting.
  • Avoid raw foods when traveling abroad.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
  • Abstain from sex or use condoms while traveling in an area with Zika, and for an additional eight weeks after travel.
  • Current and possible future legislation you need to know!

Whether you’re an expecting mother worried about microcephaly (a side effect of Zika that causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads), planning a vacation to a tropical area, or living in an area where these contagious mosquitoes reside, this book is guaranteed to answer all your questions and ease your fears. Readers will learn about Zika’s origins, transmission of the infection, leading prevention techniques, medical testing, symptoms and diagnosis, and much more.

Do yourself a favor and arm yourself with The Zika Prevention Handbook!


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