Tips Worth Your Attention to Prevent Your Baby from Mosquitoes Bites
Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games are in full swing after opening ceremony. You may be impressed by Michael Phelps’s amazing career that ends with his 23rd Olympic gold medal. Or you may be inspired by Usain Bolt’s third-straight gold medal in the 100-meter dash on Sunday night. Actually, you can’t image many top athletes withdrew from August’s Rio de Janeiro?Olympic?Games several days before its opening, including Roger Federer, Milos Raonic, Rory Mcllroy, etc. Some are missing the games due to injuries or scheduling, but many have said they’re not going because they’re worried about Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease that has been linked to severe birth defects and possible neurological problems in adults.
What is Zika Virus?
Zika virus disease is caused by a virus transmitted primarily by?Aedesmosquitoes. People with Zika virus disease can have symptoms including mild fever, skin rash, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise or headache. These symptoms normally last for 2-7 days. There is scientific consensus that Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome. Links to other neurological complications are also being investigated.
How to Prevent Babies from Mosquito Bites?
“In summer, mosquitoes breed very rapidly, the large population of mosquitoes may pose a threat to public health for they spread disease. Therefore, it’s important to know how to prevent your babies against mosquitoes.” Doctor Liu said, at Guangzhou Elizabeth Women’s Hospital. Here are some practical tips worth your attention.
- Keep your room and surroundings clean, neat, tidy—It may take a lot of time to do some chores, but keeping a room clean is a great way to keep pests out;
- Hang a mosquito net over your bed—hanging a mosquito net is one of the simplest and most cost-effective way to avoid mosquitoes. That’s why China’s mosquito nets began to take over the Internat and wow the Olympic village in Rio;
- Choose a right time to eliminate mosquitoes—In general, most mosquitoes fly out in the morning and come back at dusk, so mosquitoes are most active in twilight period at dawn. There are a lot of mosquito repellents available which you can buy online or from the market to eliminate mosquitoes;
- Put some flowers or natural plants in your room—As we all know, flowers and natural plants that have some effect in repelling mosquitoes from areas of your room, those plants with strong scents that you can use to keep nearby mosquitoes at a distance.
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