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With Zika outbreaks happening in many countries and territories, the best way to protect yourself is to prevent mosquito bites.
Zika virus spreads from person to person primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito. Many people infected do not experience symptoms or have mild symptoms. The most common ones are fever, rash, joint pain, or red eyes. Other symptoms include muscle pain and headache.
How to Prevent Zika?
What to do if you have Zika?
At this time there is no specific medicine to treat Zika. Treat the symptoms by:
You can find more information from the CDC on Zika below.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, http://www.cdc.gov/zika
This material is provided for informational use only and should not be construed as medical advice or used in place of consulting a licensed professional. You should consult with an applicable licensed professional to determine what is right for you.
It is important that you and your family be prepared and plan ahead for this hurricane season. In the event that a storm impacts any areas where our medical centers are located, we will be updating our home page with storm specific information relating to the status of our medical centers.
As a resource to help you get ready this year, there are several informational guides that can expedite your preparations.
Tracking The Storms
To keep you informed of storm activity that can potentially impact Florida, we encourage you to visit the NOAA National Hurricane Center storm tracking website.
Click here to visit NOAA