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Zika Could Cause Hearing and Vision Problems

The effects of the Zika virus on pregnant women have been highly publicized due to the threat of microcephaly (a birth defect where a baby’s head is smaller than expected). However, what about the impact it’s having on other adults? A recent study has reported that the mosquito borne virus can threaten both men and women with further problems. Here’s an article with more information.

Zika Virus Linked to Hearing and Vision Problems in Adults

Two studies were recently released about the effects of the Zika virus on adults. One study published in Clinical Infections Diseases details three cased of hearing loss in adults infected with Zika. The other study, published in The Lancet, described a case of eye tissue inflammation in a man infected with Zika while traveling to Puerto Rico.

It’s not just in adults that hearing and vision problems can occur from the virus. The additional threat to unborn children is also a concern to consider as well as microcephaly.

With no specific treatment, the best action is prevention. Wherever you are in the world, mosquitoes are a year round pest. Are you doing all you can to make sure you and your family are protected?

Protect Yourself and Others

Following these tips will help to protect you, your partner, your family, your friends, and your community from Zika. The more steps you take, the more protected you are.

There are sure to be many more studies performed on the impact that Zika is having on the world today. We’ll be sure to share with you any further information we come across.


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