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It's official ZIKA has hit the states

I know there is a whole thread on this but her is today's report.

http://www.today.com/health/zika-now-here-how-worried-should-we-be-t101315?cid=sm_fbn

im in Northern California right by SF according to the maps it "could" come here. Plus with people traveling for summer vacations...so looks like I'll be wearing my DEET repellant after all

Re: It's official ZIKA has hit the states

  • Looks like a long summer of diligence for us all. 
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  • At least the summer is half over 

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  • I just saw an article today that the cases from mosquitoes has gone up to 14 in Miami. 
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  • I am in South Florida, Fort Lauderdale and I am getting really nervous! I barely go outside. .. :(
  • @marion0209 that's got to be so stressful for you, I'm sorry.
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  • I am in South Florida, Fort Lauderdale and I am getting really nervous! I barely go outside. .. :(


    I am in texas, I can't how stressed out you must be. Hang in there! <3

    Today I got a quote for the mosquito spraying machine, since we have a doggie that needs to be let out. My husband has been making me put on bug spray every time I leave the house. =/

    hoping for the best case for all of us here


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  • @marion0209 I just got back from a weekend trip in ft lauderdale. Was told not to worry about traveling there at the time I was going, and as soon as I got back these cases cropped up. I didn't notice any bites though. Good luck getting through this, I can't imagine how stressful it must be.
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  • Praying for all you mommas that are in the risky zones! I can't imagine having to worry about that on top of everything else. 
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  • I'm in the north east, another few weeks and the weather will freeze them out at night. I personally get annoyed with mosquitos in general come mid summer. 
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  • Thinking of all the moms in the Southeast! You can get mosquito repellant wrist bands in most sporting goods stores and Off makes a clip-on fan that repels mosquitos as well - might be something to look into for extra protection.
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  • My heart was breaking for you mama's in FL today. I can't imagine thr stress you must be dealing with.  Here's to a very SHORT summer and solution.

    Don't forget there is Zika specific all natural spray out there. Got some on Amazon.  
  • chrlyr said:
    To be honest, if I were in a high risk area, I would avoid the all natural repellent in favor of a repellent containing DEET. It's what the experts recommend as most effective. Maybe this is something best reserved for UO, but I think there is a time and a place for "all natural", but this is not it. When it comes down to it, I'd rather slather myself in a DEET repellent than risk having a baby with microcephaly. 
    When we went to mosquito territory this year I used both. Mosquitos are the worst.
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  • I feel your pain @marion0209 I live about two hours from Miami and was meant to go there in a few weeks to see family. I am scared and covering myself in DEET!! Hang in there mama!! 
  • There's this product I heard about called the Dynatrap. It's supposed to trap all the mosquitos and hornets and stuff either in a half acre or full acre. I think it takes a couple of weeks to be completely effective but for southern mamas it might be worth looking into. I don't work for them or anything it was on QVC or something
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  • vino831vino831 member
    edited August 2016
    chrlyr said:
    To be honest, if I were in a high risk area, I would avoid the all natural repellent in favor of a repellent containing DEET. It's what the experts recommend as most effective. Maybe this is something best reserved for UO, but I think there is a time and a place for "all natural", but this is not it. When it comes down to it, I'd rather slather myself in a DEET repellent than risk having a baby with microcephaly. 
    Good point and I don't disagree.  When I responded I  was more thinking all natural bc my son gnaws on my skin constantly and wouldn't want him sucking on my deet soaked arm.

    Anyone see updates about West Nile? I haven't researched it yet but my brother just sent me an article that is been confirmed in Maryland.

    http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/health/West-Nile-Virus-Mosquito-Pool-Found-in-Maryland-388997722.html
  • We have our first case of West Nile in San Diego. I hate mosquitos so so much.
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  • marion0209marion0209 member
    edited August 2016
    Thank you all so much for your kind words.  I use the repellent with deet. They even gave me a bottle at my first US appointment.  Everyone is freaking out here. I also wear long sleeves and pants...hang in there everyone :)
    vino831
  • I'm on South Florida too, my husband has been begging me to stay inside as much as possible. My Dr. told me yesterday to use the repellents with DEET when I do go out. She also told us we should use condoms, just in case my husband is bitten and the since the disease can sometimes come without symptoms. 
  • I feel bad for all the athletes and spectators at the olympics in Brazil, I think they should have rethought that location, especially in summer with all that's going on
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