Safe Protections from the Zika Virus Bearing Mosquito
The number of locally transmitted Zika virus cases has risen to 36 and health officials have confirmed the mosquito-borne virus is spreading outside the Miami neighborhood that has been the outbreak’s epicenter and could extend its reach across the US Gulf Coast.
Late last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the Zika virus has spread beyond Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood, where the 1st homegrown cases in the US emerged. The virus has now been detected in Miami Beach and the CDC issued a travel advisory recommending pregnant women avoid traveling to Miami-Dade County.
The advisory also warns that expectant mothers, in particular, avoid a part of Miami Beach where 5 cases of the virus have been confirmed.
Zika is linked to birth defects in unborn children of women infected with the virus, including a condition known as microcephaly that causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads. The mosquito-borne virus is also linked to a smaller number of cases involving neurological problems in adults.
Over the weekend, one of the nation’s top public health officials warned that the virus could extend its reach to U.S. Gulf Coast states such as Louisiana and Texas, and possibly across the continental United States.
“It would not be surprising we would see additional cases perhaps in other Gulf Coast states,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the allergy and infectious diseases unit of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), said in an interview on Sunday morning with ABC News.
Record flooding this month in Louisiana has boosted the likelihood Zika will spread into that state.
“There’s going to be a lot of problems getting rid of standing water” that could stymie the mosquito control efforts that are the best way to control Zika’s spread, he said.
The Zika virus can make anyone sick for up to a week with flu-like symptoms, as follows:
- Joint pain
- Red eyes
It is especially dangerous for women who are pregnant because it boosts the risk of babies born with microcephaly, a condition marked by an abnormally small head and incomplete brain development.
It is also believed to be linked to Guillain-Barre syndrome in adults and preliminary research suggests it may cause neurological disorders in adults too.
There is no vaccine or treatment for the virus, making prevention essential. Health experts recommend taking the following precautions:
- Wear long-sleeved shirts and pants outdoors.
- Eliminate standing water where mosquitoes breed.
- Use repellents to keep mosquitoes away.
- Use air conditioning and window screens if possible.
- Call your health care provider if you are at risk of infection
Safe Solutions from the Zika Virus Bearing Mosquito
Recently, I spoke with R. Charles Murray, founder/CEO of Penta5 USA, a Sarasota, Florida-based company that is committed to developing health and wellness products and improving the quality of life of both humans and animals
Charles said, “We read and hear a lot about pregnant woman as the main target for mosquitos. This is an area that Penta 5 has concentrated on in our research and built the results into its outdoor product formulas.”
Penta5 USA has 3 products in the Mosquito protection range, they are:
- Attractant: Outdoor ZONE no-bite; 1,7,15 day secure no-bite area products
- ANYTIME no-bite Lotion: A ‘stay away from me’ repellent lotion
- ANYTIME no-bite/no-burn lotion: a 2 in 1 all day solution sun screen
He noted that “Increased blood supply to all parts of body puts sweat glands in overdrive. Mosquitoes find easy targets in pregnant women.”
Health & Parenting Journal: “Sweating during pregnancy is one of the most common – but often not talked about – symptoms of pregnancy. For many women, the sweating comes out of nowhere. You may find that you suddenly get hot flashes for no apparent reason at all, and have a more difficult time tolerating warmer temperatures. While everyone else is freezing, you are shedding clothes in an effort to not soak your garments in sweat. The good news is that this is perfectly normal. The not-so-good news is that this increase in sweating during pregnancy is caused by surges of hormones that change nearly every physiological aspect of your life.”
Notably, when our body temperature goes up our odor is Key encouragement for female mosquito to bite.
Penta5 scientists learned this and knew that the other chemical companies would not acknowledge or look for regarding the importance of the human body’s musky odor.
So, they built this aspect into their outdoor Zone product and it is critical feature to attract the female mosquito to the “pouch” and expose her to the gas that would confound her receptors looking for protein blood meal and thus stop biting.
The female mosquitoes sense of smell is incredible in identifying her target. Penta5’s Zone can control areas up to 2 acres for 10 days at a time and back yards for 15 days.
Mosquito and bug repellent goes on to the body, so no toxins allowed.
The ANYTIME Lotion family of Natural products are DEET-Free and designed with that crucial objective in mind.
A safe botanical formula, no parabens, Sulfates, no artificial fragrances or dyes. Dermatologist and pediatrician approved. SPF 30 for the no-bite/no-burn two in one lotion.
The formula includes products that the female rejects in her diet.
In endemic areas apply again to exposed body parts after an hour and non-endemic after 6 hours. For travel carry the VialPaQ with you and apply at 1st sign of mosquitoes.
Mr. Murray recommends for pregnant woman, schools, hotels, airport and cruise lines that each individual be given a VialPaQ daily to ensure no-bites.
Penta5’s natural solutions are safe, and do no harm to the body or anyone else.
For more information go to: http://penta5usa.com/